Israeli tourist gang-raped inside moving car in India after riding what she thought was a taxi
A 25-year-old Israeli tourist was allegedly raped inside a moving vehicle in India after she rode the vehicle mistaking the car for a taxi.
The rape was said to have taken placed on Sunday morning in the town of Manali . A total of six men were reportedly inside the vehicle and two of them allegedly raped the tourist. Manali is one of the most famous tourist spots in India.
Police officials said that the Israeli woman was trying to go to her friends in Keylong when she boarded the vehicle. Superintendent of Police Padam Chand said in a statement that they are investigating the matter and that they have launched a search operation to arrest the suspects. He added, “We are examining CCTV footage and hope to nab the culprits. The Israeli embassy has been informed.”
Conflicting reports claim that the woman was hitchhiking in the area and was offered by the two men a lift before she was raped.
The tourist was reportedly taken to a hospital after she reported the attack. A police officer shared, “She is being shifted today to a bigger hospital in Mandi town to carry out a proper medical examination.” It is unclear if she has sustained injuries from the alleged attack thus the hospitalization.
Back in 2013, an American woman was raped by three men in the same area. She reportedly got into a truck before the attack took place. Women from India are also being raped. Back in 2012, a student was killed on a Delhi bus after being gang-raped.
The 2012 incident called for anti-rape laws and protests but brutal sexual attacks against women and children continue to take place in India.
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