Delhi again: Danish woman ‘gangraped’, beaten up, robbed

The Danish woman alleged that she was raped for 'approximately five hours'.

New Delhi | Updated: January 15, 2014 9:44 pm
Foreign tourists walk past Delhi police officers in Paharganj which houses hundreds of budget hotels. (AP) Foreign tourists walk past Delhi police officers in Paharganj which houses hundreds of budget hotels. (AP)

A 51-year-old Danish woman was allegedly gangraped, robbed and beaten up at knife point by eight men inside the premises of the Railway Officers’ Club, barely 50 metres from the VIP entrance to Platform No. 1 of the New Delhi railway station in central Delhi’s Paharganj area, on Tuesday evening.

While the woman mentioned in her complaint that she was raped for “approximately five hours”, police sources said she was held captive from 4 pm to 8 pm. Several persons have been detained and are being questioned. The police claimed to have identified the accused and said arrests were likely to be made by Wednesday evening.

According to the woman’s statement, she was walking to her hotel in Paharganj when she lost her way and reached the State Entry Road leading to the railway station. She said the road led to a dead end, so she asked some youths if she could take another deserted road on the left. When they replied in the affirmative, she turned towards that road.

Her complaint further said that when she took that road, eight men jumped out from behind some bushes and cornered her. She was reportedly dragged to an isolated spot inside the premises of the Railway Officers’ Club, adjacent to the officers’ resthouse building, and held hostage at knife point.

She alleged that she was beaten up by the men who also robbed her of her belongings. “They snatched my iPod, watch, book, glasses, 750 Euros and Rs 3,000 in cash. When I tried to resist, they placed a sharp knife to my throat and said that they would kill me,” she said in her complaint.

The eight men then reportedly took turns to rape her. According to her complaint, some of them even raped her twice. “After approximately five hours, they let me go. I then took a tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to my hotel,” she said.

According to sources, investigations have revealed that after raping the woman, the accused climbed the wall of the club and fled towards the construction site near the railway station.

Sources said one of the men even took away her jeans, and the victim had to wear his pants that were left behind. She reached her hotel, Amax Inn in Paharganj, at around 8:30 pm and informed the manager, who then informed the station house officer of the area.

“She checked in on January 13. She told us that she has a flight to Denmark early on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday morning, she left the hotel at around 11 am, saying she was going for a walk. She returned at around 8:30 pm. She had bruises on her hands and face and was very scared. She asked us to call the manager immediately,” an employee at the hotel told The Indian Express.

“Senior police officials and some officials from the Danish Embassy came to record her statement. She was asked to go for a medical examination, but she refused to step out of the hotel. She left at around 7 am today. An Embassy official had come to take her to the airport,” said the employee.

Police said the medical examination would be conducted in Denmark. “We have registered a case in the matter and have zeroed in on a few suspects. The investigation is on. We are in touch with the Embassy officials here in India. A detailed medical examination, which is the most important evidence, will be conducted in Denmark and a report will be sent to the Delhi Police,” said DCP, Central District, Alok Kumar.

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  1. A
    Jan 15, 2014 at 6:51 am
    Was that Secular and Honest Rape under Harishchandra ke Avatar Khujliwal?
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    Andy Mills
    Jan 16, 2014 at 4:53 am
    With all due respect that is just such utter and complete rubbish. The countries with the lowest incident of ual violence against woman are those that treat woman as men and put NO controls on the way they dressdia, desperately needs to adopt Western atudes to women; treat them as equal in every way, don't put them on a pedestal, don't treat them differently at security check points, don't make them chattel in marriage, don't allow dowry, (women are not cattle to be bought and sold), don't allow different rues for motor cycle helmets, don't allow r a p e in marriage, don't tolerate the beating of wives, don't allow the m abor tion of girls., don't blame the victim for dressing how she pleases, control your urges or you are little better than a beast of the fielddian has so very much to learn about equality.
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    Bhagwan Das
    Jan 15, 2014 at 4:34 am
    What's the problem, Madam? Why did you come to our country in the very first place?
  4. B
    Jan 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm
    So many foreigners being attacked like this in India. Which proves that Indians are truly racist.
  5. S
    Jan 16, 2014 at 11:03 am
    Birds of a feather!.
  6. S
    Jan 15, 2014 at 4:38 am
    Communal garbage set the pace for the country's descent into the pits of . This country is going to the dogs.
  7. S
    Jan 17, 2014 at 5:48 am
    One can see the rotten behavior of Indians in the buses with other pengers looking on. They brush their "thing' into the behinds of women pengers and stay there!!. They have the option of standing sideways or asking the woman to move a bit, or something to that effect. We have become a nation of perverts and communal killers and rapists.
  8. S
    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:27 am
    The Communal garbage of India, The mODI/RSS/BJP/VHP vermon have set the pace for the country's miral descent into the pits of . Look around you. The country is a pig sty, filth every where you look. Even the country's own girls, all the way from a 6 month old to old women are being raped and killed all the time. Minorities raped, burnt and killed including unborn babies!. A very sic bunch of criminals who just might come to power in India to spread their filth all over India everyday.
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