Danish woman gangraped, beaten, robbed in heart of Delhi

Danish woman gangraped, beaten, robbed in heart of Delhi

NEW DELHI: A 51-year-old Danish woman was allegedly gangraped in Connaught Place in the heart of Delhi on Tuesday, NDTV reports.

The woman was beaten, robbed before being raped when she lost her way back to her hotel, the report said.

In a statement to the local police, the Danish woman informed that she had sought directions to her hotel from a group of eight men in nearby Paharganj when they assaulted her on Tuesday evening at about 4.30 or 5 pm.

The woman was then carried to an isolated area where eight men raped her, robbed her of iPad mini and Euros which she was carrying.

Though the Paharganj police registered a case and are questioning 15 people, the woman refused a medical examination and has already flown out of the country on Wednesday morning.

The national capital made headlines for the wrong reasons in December 2012 due to the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus.

 Violent protests exploded in several cities after the crime, a reaction commentator and sociologists said reflected a deep well of frustration that many urban Indians feel over what they see as weak governance and poor leadership on social issues.

The government, seen as out of touch with the aspirations of the burgeoning urban middle class, was caught off guard by the protests.

The case led to the introduction of tougher rape laws in March, and for the first time open conversation about gender crime in television debates, social media and even Bollywood.

The newly-formed Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi had listed women safety as a priority. (With inputs from agencies)