UK tourist recalls sex attack in hotel, calls it disgusting

Violence against women
New Delhi, March 25: It was a nightmarish experience for British tourist Jessica Davies, 31, who alleged that a hotel manager and two others in a hotel in Agra tried to sexually assault her. Davies jumped from the hotel balcony to save herself from the assault.

In the process, she ended up sustaining leg injuries, while jumping out of a second-floor hotel room's balcony in Agra last week.

Recalling her ordeal to BBC, after returning back to Britian, Davies, a dental hygienist from Greenwich said she "shouted for help for more than an hour, before jumping from hotel balcony."

She also termed the behaviour of other hotel residents "disgusting" as they did not come out to rescue her, in spite of her call for help.

But, she maintains that she would return back to India to give evidence against her attackers but said she will "never" travel alone again.

"I will go back if I have to in order to give evidence," said Davies. However, she added that she is "never going to travel alone again".

"By hook or by crook this person - or persons - were going to get into my room. I'm 100% certain. And there was only one way out, to jump two floors," said Davies, who was half-way through a six-week trip, intending to go on to China.

The manager of the hotel, Sachin Chauhan, and a guard from the hotel Agra Mahal appeared in court last week to face charges of sexual harassment. However, the duo claimed that they had knocked on Davies' door for a wake-up call.

The manager of the hotel offered her to give her a massage at wee hours in the morning, in spite of British tourist repeated denial.

The woman tourist praised a rickshaw-driver who agreed to take her to the police station.

"He was amazing. I don't know his name and I don't know how to thank him."

Davies said she wanted to talk about her experience "because the shame of sexual assault makes many people too scared to speak out".

Recounting her ordeal Davies (31) said she was terrified and used furniture to barricade her room.

"I held my key in the lock and I could feel them turning it from the other side," she told.

OneIndia News

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