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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    Akash
    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?
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          BP
          Jan 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm
          So many foreigners being attacked like this in India. Which proves that Indians are truly racist.
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            SIMLY THE
            Jan 16, 2014 at 11:03 am
            Birds of a feather!.
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              SIMLY THE
              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.
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                SIMLY THE
                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.
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                  SIMLY THE
                  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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                    SIMLY THE
                    Jan 16, 2014 at 10:55 am
                    The SARI came into existence long before "alcoholism, ually perverted online, Cinema, TV Print Media"!.
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                      SIMLY THE
                      Jan 16, 2014 at 11:00 am
                      The latest victims are 6 -MONTHS- old!
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                        SIMLY THE
                        Jan 16, 2014 at 10:45 am
                        These vermin have raped and continue to rape Hindu girls as young as six months old to gmothers!.
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                          SIMLY THE
                          Jan 17, 2014 at 5:37 am
                          We are now going to crown the leader of this "Communal Garbage' by making him the Prime Minister!. WAY TO GO INDIA!!.
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                            SIMLY THE
                            Jan 16, 2014 at 10:35 am
                            Why Indian women go to foreign countries?. Do they keep getting raped like they do in this Godforsaken country called India?.
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                              Fredericks
                              Jan 15, 2014 at 6:11 am
                              It seems that our countrys law makers will change the law only when the ladies of their family is raped. Till then these henious politicians, judiciary etc etc will be enjoying the countrys name go to docks in the eyes of the world.
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                                Nanda
                                Jan 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm
                                Dude !! All these deeds of Indian men is 10000% influenced by their mothers. So its the w society and the fake culture we believe is Indian is the culprit. Haven't u heard of stories where mother-in-laws burn daughterinlaws for dowry ??
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                                  AnilG
                                  Jan 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm
                                  Shameful. Disgusting. India needs some extremely harsh laws to deal with these rapists.
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                                    Halkat Swami
                                    Jan 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm
                                    Come of the Taj Mahal.... Stay for the Rape
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                                      Halkat Swami
                                      Jan 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm
                                      GET TO KNOW INDIAN MEN-----------------1. Indian Men want dowry from girl's poor parents 2. Indian Men want arranged marriages 3. Indian Men want tea served on the couch 4. Indian Men do not want to dishes 5. Indian Men want to eat paan and smoke but our can our women? NO! 6. Indian Men want to eat first and our women to eat next 7. Indian Men play chumachas and swallow pride outside but yell at wives and old mothers at home 8. Indian Men want to say Yes Sir, Sorry Sir, Please Sir all day outside 9. Indian Men will not help girls and women gro*ped on the city buses but Indian Men will watch 10. Indian Men think Indian Men are all like Krishna and Indian Men tease girls at street corners 11. Indian Men will not help women in trouble 12. Indian Men want to take our daughters to swamis from back door 13. Indian Men have no pride, self-esteem and like to pay bribes everywhere, but not in Que14. Indian men have rotten values and have no shame in accepting bribes15. Indian Men like to stand in lines everywhere 16. Indian men are meek, mellow, shameless and fearful. They are afraid of the government, RTO, Income Tax, RBI, CBI and even traffic police17. Indian Men do not vote
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                                        Halkat Swami
                                        Jan 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm
                                        WOMEN FOREIGN TOURISTS – READ THIS--------------------1. Women tourists from other countries are regularly raped in India2. Do not smile at men. This could mean you want them. They get excited3. India is 4th worst country for women to live in after Afghanistan, Somalia and stan4. India is the worst place for mothers per Save the Children's "State of World's Mothers" report5. India's gender equality is worse than stan's6. India has the most slavery - more than any nation in the world. Women are more in slaves than men5. 49% Indians still do not have simple toilets in this day and age. Most rapes happen in Indian when women go outdoor for nature's calls in rural areasIf you ignore this advice, you will go back with a trauma to remember. Life will not be the same again
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                                          david alan
                                          Jan 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm
                                          What's the matter Moderator? Hate the truth of the failed state of Indija?
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                                            Never Again
                                            Jan 15, 2014 at 6:02 am
                                            This is just shameful :(
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