Police: American Woman Gang-Raped in Indian Town

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  1. nimo_cn

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    An American woman was gang-raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said.

    The 30-year-old woman was picked up early Tuesday morning by men in a truck as she was hitchhiking back to her guest house after visiting a friend, police officer Sher Singh said.

    The three men in the truck then drove to a secluded spot and raped her, he said. She went to police and they filed a rape case.

    No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, Singh said.

    Authorities issued an alert for the three men and set up roadblocks to check any trucks leaving the town, he said.

    The reported rape came after a Swiss tourist was gang-raped in March while on a cycling trip through rural India. Six men were arrested in that attack. In a separate incident the same month, a British woman traveling in northern India jumped out of the third-floor window of her hotel room fearing a sexual attack after the hotel's owner tried to force his way into the room.

    The assaults come amid heightened concern about sexual assaults in India that followed the fatal gang-rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi in December.

    That rape sparked public protests demanding better protection for women. In response, the government passed a law increasing prison terms for rape and providing for the death penalty in cases of rape that result in death or leave the victim in a coma. It also made voyeurism, stalking, acid attacks and the trafficking of women punishable under criminal law.

    Police: American Woman Gang-Raped in Indian Town - ABC News
     
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    Surprising to read this news from Manali, Hill States are generally low crime.
     
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    ^^ Yup - hill states are usually the best in India. Very low crime. Remember though, that these are "truck drivers", and so, could have landed up there from anywhere in the nation.
     
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    I live close-by (same district). It's rare, almost unheard.
     
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    The victim was "hitchhiking" on the truck. :dude:

    That might be a cool idea in EU/US buy not in "India"... this adventurism was not needed here.Something similar happened in last incident.
     
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    Not a cool idea anywhere.
     
  8. Bangalorean

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    Manali sees hundreds of thousands of tourists, and hundreds of them are single female tourists every year. Himachal is one of the safest states in India for tourists, and even in general. This is very sad - no one will look at the millions of tourists who have come and gone back safely over the years. This incident is enough to give it a tag of "unsafe". Really very sad.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    I have been asked many times from my friends in EU about hitchhiking in India(as they usually do in their lands) since they like "adventure" and I said a BIG NO.

    Don't try this in India at least specially for women... [​IMG]

    That's like "Aa bail mujhe maar" meaning inviting the bull to hit you.
     
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    manali is known for its drug related crimes. there are foriegn gangs who run parael govt in manali.


    On topic.

    These bloody back packers come to India with 100 rupees in pocket, stayed in 3rd class hotel in a 3rd class location , wear small cloths, make friendship with some guide for free trip,and so ,wat they expect ???

    Taking in lift in a truck that too in india that too single lady,Either you save money or save Izzaat:lol::lol:

    Indian govt should make sure every tourist have sufficient funds to visit india before granting visa:sad::sad:
     
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    This woman went to a friends cottage in another valley and was walking alone at 1 am in the hills back to her hotel, and asked the truck driver for a lift.
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    Indian businessman arrested in rape of Irish woman

    Indian businessman arrested in rape of Irish woman
    By MANIK BANERJEE | Associated Press – 3 hrs ago
    KOLKATA, India (AP) — Police said Wednesday they have arrested a man accused of raping an Irish woman who volunteered at a children's charity in the Indian city of Kolkata.

    The local businessman who was arrested will be produced in court later Wednesday, according to a police official, who said he could not be named because he wasn't authorized to speak to reporters.

    The man attended a party the woman hosted to celebrate her 21st birthday late Friday, the official said. She later went to the man's house where she drank a cup of tea and passed out, then she was raped, the official said.

    Few other details were immediately available.

    The reported assault comes as other attacks against women have heightened concerns about sexual violence in India.

    On Tuesday, police reported that an American tourist was gang-raped in the northern Indian resort town of Manali. Three men picked her up in a truck while she was hitchhiking, then drove to a secluded spot and raped her, police officer Sher Singh said.

    No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, Singh said.

    In March, six men were arrested in the gang-rape of a Swiss cyclist, and a British hotel guest jumped from a third-floor window fearing a sexual attack when the hotel owner tried to force his way into her room.

    The fatal gang-rape of an Indian student in New Delhi in December sparked protests demanding better protection for women. The government in response passed a law increasing prison terms for rape and making voyeurism, stalking, acid attacks and the trafficking of women punishable under criminal law.

    @rock127

    My Indian fellows, any comment?
     
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    amoy is totally right, people need to be cautious and pay attention to the potential hazard.
     
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    If they were not severe punishable under criminal law before now, I can see why you have a problem.
     
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    Why Was a 10-Year-old Indian Rape Victim Put Behind Bars?

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    A 10-year-old rape victim who was detained by two policewomen after attempting to report her case in the Meerpur village of India is causing outrage across the web this morning as people worldwide protest the continuously deplorable treatment of sexual harassment victims in the South Asian state.

    According to The Indian Express, the young girl spent several hours behind bars after her mother brought her to a women's police station to file a complaint, and was rescued only after locals protested her arrest. Senior police officer Gulab Singh said the child was found unconscious in a field by her parents after allegedly being raped, and the man accused of raping the minor is absconding.

    This case comes only five months after the infamous gang rape of a Delhi student, and just days after Indian president Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to an anti-rape law that would establish harsher sentences for rape and criminalize sexual harassment.

    The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay responded to the Delhi tragedy this December by calling for a profound change in India, particularly in laws protecting women. "Now is the time to strengthen India’s legal regime against rape," Pillay said. "I encourage the Indian government to consult widely with civil society and to invite the United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women to visit the country to assist in this process."

    Independent UN experts serving as appointees of the 47-nation Human Rights Council were tasked to investigate and report back on issues related to their particular mandate.

    According to India's National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 228,650 incidences of crime against women, and 15,423 rape cases, were reported in 2011. In Delhi, the conviction rate of 41.5% in rape cases may be reprehensibly low. New Delhi has one of the highest reported rates of crime against women in India, although according to the New York Times, most experts believe that the official numbers barely hint at the real scale of the problem.

    The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, which was introduced after the fatal Delhi gang rape in December, amends various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the code of criminal procedure, the Indian Evidence Act, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act. In addition to broadening the definition of rape, the bill provides for life term and death sentences for offenders.

    However, some worry that strengthening laws to increase the protection of women may be insufficient. Indian author and journalist Lavanya Sankaran reports that in northern India, rape accusations are often followed by questions about the victim's behavior, and even charges that she provoked the assault.

    "In India, we have a regrettable tendency to treat laws as mere suggestions, like worthy advice from a grandmother — to be followed in theory and ignored in practice," wrote Sankaran in The Guardian last Wednesday. "If the law suits our interests, we follow it. If not, there are many ways of working our way around it."

    Women across the country are taking matters into their own hands by protesting the harassment, enrolling in self-defense classes, and uniting against aggressors.

    The Red Brigade, a self-defense group for young women suffering sexual abuse in Lucknow, a city in northern India, was formed in November 2011 by 25-year-old teacher Usha Vishwakarma. The group is named for the bright red outfits worn by the women, now over 100 in total, who are aged 11 to 25. They travel the streets in a pack, determined to teach their tormentors a lesson, whether it be alerting the police, or taking matters into their own hands, encircling and beating the men with their fists and shoes.

    "This is what happens in India," 16-year-old Laxmi, a member of the Brigade, told the Observer. "These things happen all the time. All of us know this, so don't let anyone say otherwise. This is why we have formed the Red Brigade.”

    Sankaran, who was born and raised in Bangalore, argues that what needs to change now is Indian society's attitude towards women. The case of the Meerpur village victim and the behavior of the policewomen are indications that India's new anti-rape laws have yet to fully take effect. Although the public outcry surrounding the instance confirms that legal reinforcement is certainly an important first step, one cannot help but wonder how many more cases like this will it take to fundamentally change a culture.

    Why Was a 10-Year-old Indian Rape Victim Put Behind Bars?
     
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    Manali is known for many things...drug scene is definitely one of them.

    However, the drug scene figures low even on gora's priorities when they are here, save some really adventurist types. There are better, safer & easily accessible sources (for drug) within India & they know where the real party scene is.

    However, this is a huge overstatement. In the past, this was a short-lived phenomena, not anymore. Here, people are usually soft-spoken, but they don't take sh** from anyone (barring, BRO & IA :namaste:), especially not from foreigners.

    It is almost insane for anyone to mess with native populations here, be it Israeli's or Russians. As long as "goras" & their governments are confined to their bars/cafes/dorm's & not bothering the local populace, all is fine. Because people are basically accommodating (& many are dependent on hospitality industry).

    But, everyone (all goras included) are very cautious in ensuring that they are not overstepping. Because, for these goras, there have been some unsavory incidents in past & they understand incidents can repeat.

    Reality is, more than the foreigners, it is the Delhi/Punjabi crowd responsible for most of humdrum you see here.
     
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    Hitchhiking is a dangerous idea everywhere.
     
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    I suppose rape does not exist in China as the CCP states that it does not exist, therefore it cannot be reported?
     
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    Nimo is simply upset and posting threads at the moment she/he saw my thread about rapes in China.Just because its not reported doesnt mean it doesnt happen and we ALL know CCP hides things under the carpet unlike India where media is open.
     
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    I know you are extremely upset as I posted a thread about rapes happening in China on large scale but NOT reported as your CCP restricts it.Just at the same moment you went in internet and started posting rape news from India like a TYPICAL Paki saying there are no rapes in Pak/China or they are "immune to rapes" as the idiot farhan claims.

    The bugger problem is where they are hushed up under the carpet and rapes of minor is not considered a rape (in China)
     
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    Rape happens everywhere, but not in the way like India.

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