Varanasi shocker: 70-year-old French woman raped by security guard, hunt on to nab accused

The French woman, a frequent visitor to the city since 1977, works with a local NGO in the Rohaniya area. The guard allegedly broke into her room in an inebriated condition, beat her up and took her cell phone before raping her. The guard is absconding.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2017 6:16 pm
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A 70-year-old French woman was allegedly raped in Varanasi on Wednesday night by a security guard working at her rented residence, reported NDTV. The woman, a frequent visitor to the city since 1977, works with a local NGO in the Rohaniya area. The guard allegedly broke into her room in an inebriated condition, beat her up and took her cell phone before raping her. The guard is absconding.

The woman, who was later admitted to a district hospital, has undergone a check-up and is in a stable condition. A report from doctors is awaited. Senior police officer Nitin Tiwari is quoted by NDTV as saying that a hunt is on for the guard. “The accused has been identified and all legal formalities will be completed soonest. He is a chowkidaar (guard) of the place where she was living,” Mr Tiwari said.

SP (rural) Amit Kumar, who visited the spot to carry out an inspection, told Hindustan Times that forensic samples were also collected from the spot. District magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra and senior superintendent of police, Nitin Tiwari reportedly directed doctors to give the victim the best possible case — she has been moved to a special ward — after visiting her in hospital.

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    George Cruz
    Jun 29, 2017 at 11:48 pm
    The news media like the NDTV and its promoters like the opposition parties congress/communists have been demonizing the BJP/RSS for incidents like a Dalit/Muslim sneezes , support/justify anti-national activities carried on by the Kashmir separatist Sunni Muslims like pelting stones at the CRPF in Kashmir Valley claiming democracy/individual freedom, but at the risk of India's integrity/security. The congress party and the communists have lost their "Dalit" card because of their non support of Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind, and these opposition parties are on verge of sunset form the Indian political scene.
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      jk
      Jun 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm
      CHETAN BHAGAT shd tell Yogi drinking cow eating cow dounge will nt improve law order..
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        Mota
        Jun 30, 2017 at 1:47 am
        What is cow dounge? Learn to spell before posting comments you illiterate muslim.
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        jk
        Jun 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm
        it does nt matter to Jogi..after all woman is nt a cow.
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          jayant
          Jun 29, 2017 at 7:17 pm
          what is wrong with this media ? why are they presenting these kinds of news in a bold way. these kind of things are happening since the birth of human beings. why high light this . does the media want to show that they really care for these unfortunates? it appears that they are enjoying this and are very happy in showing that the government is hopeless and are insensetive to these things .what do they want to prove? this country has a very large population, and these stray cases are quite likely to happen, even in other countries this is happening. it seems that the media is hellbent on projecting india is land of rapers, well enjoy .
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            Pankaj
            Jun 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm
            What do you want the media to do. Not publish it because it makes you uncomfortable. As long as it has happened, it should be published. I don't care about the image it creates only when these are highlighted, authorities will act, if at all they do.
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            kunal
            Jun 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm
            yogiraj ka kamaal - PM and CM are crime accused with FIR - so what about public
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              Rakesh
              Jun 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm
              Shocking . It is the same , whether SP it BJP or congress , the crime remains the same because our police and judiciary are ineffective . There is a need for a civil movement but who is bothered . We as a nation are indifferent .the govt should take up this issue and that of lynchings very seriously . Rather than sloganeering action is needed . If there was a credible opposition, at least people would have had a direction to raise their voice . That's why a new congress minus the dynasty should rise .
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                George Cruz
                Jun 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm
                There are rapes, murders, black crime, etc going in the western countries but never becomes a major headline but the indian news media has gone anti-national claiming democracy/freedom supported/financed by the foreign organizations with the full blessings of the opposition parties like the congress/communists who have gone anti-national for their self interests but at the risk of India's integrity/security. if a Muslim sneezes it also becomes a major headline.
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                  Rakesh
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm
                  Sir , in which country a 6 month old or a 80 year old is raped or a 16 year killed because he is wearing a skull cap. ? Where is the need to compare? Do you condone rapes or lynchings ? Come on , no one is blaming BJP , it's our national character to look the other way . I believe RSS is one organisation which can impose morality but not the type it's trying to do . We should wake up to the reality of our country losing the plot despite a huge majority for the ruling party .
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                    George Cruz
                    Jun 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm
                    Isolated cases of rape, murder, etc are human nature and no country is immune from that. In India, the news media even if a Muslim or a Dalit sneezes the news media sensationalize it for demonizing the BJP. The reality is that no one stop Muslim or Dalit from sneezing.
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                  b khosla
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm
                  Yogi's sarkar just brags and brags and camouflages its lawless criminals. Polarisation will win elections Sacred cows languish eating from garbage bins. For Hindu Yuva Vani they are 'Gau Mata' an excuse to hunt for minorities.
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