British tourist harassed with oil massage offer till 5 am

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New Delhi, March 20: The hotel manager at Agra wanted to give oil massage to the British tourist at an unearthly hour, at 3.45 am. This could scare anybody, the tourist was naturally reacting due to fear. She jumped from the room balcony as nobody came her rescue even after she shouted for help till 5 am.

The 32-year-old from Greenwich , South-east London was injured after leaping from the hotel balcony because she feared being raped. She climbed out on to her balcony on the second floor, climbed down a drain pipe to the first floor and then jumped to the ground.

In a statement to the police she said that the manager of the Agra Mahal hotel refused to leave her alone after he knocked on her door at 3.45am saying he wanted to give her an oil massage.

Agra Mahal hotel

"I refused and asked him to leave but he was insistent. I had to push him out with the door, and then I bolted the door. He remained outside my door trying to get in with his keys until 5am. I was shouting at him to stop harassing me, I told him I wanted him to go. I was too scared to leave my room as he was waiting outside. I was kicking the door and shouting for help but no one came."

She said another man, believed to be a hotel security guard, joined the manager outside her room after 45 minutes and demanded she unlock the door.

She said, "I shouted at them to stop harassing me." When the duo continued to harass her, she decided to leap out.
Even after she landed on the road, the ordeal did not stop. "I ran into the road but no one would stop. I begged him [the rickshaw driver] to take me to the tourist police station."

"A man approached him and tried to make him bring me back to the hotel. So I jumped out of the rickshaw and ran some more. The driver caught up with me and said he understood and took me to the police station."

Her medical examination showed no fracture in her leg, although she told officials she is in pain from a ligament injury sustained during her leap.

The hotel manager, Sachin Johan, and his guard Laxman have been arrested but they deny the claims of sexual harassment. Johan told police he had simply intended to wake the woman as she had requested a call at 4 am to catch an early train.

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