Israeli woman gangraped in Manali; Police detain 2 for questioning
Shimla, July 25: In yet another case of crime against women, a 25-year-old Israeli woman was gangraped in Manali in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, on Sunday, July 24, in the wee hours of morning.
According to media reports, the woman wanted to visit Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti valley and was looking for a taxi around 3 am, when a vehicle without a number plate offered her a lift to Manali.
Police today recovered the car in which the woman was sexually assaulted and detained two suspects for questioning.
"The car, in which the woman was offered a lift and allegedly raped at a secluded place near Manali, has been recovered from Kullu and two persons have been detained for questioning," SP, Kullu, Padam Chand said.
"Police are scanning the CCTV footage. As it was dark, the visuals are not clear, but we are hopeful of arresting all the accused," he said.
"Due to non-availability of a specialist gynaecologist in Mandi, the victim has been sent to Civil Hospital, Bilaspur, for a detailed medical examination. Primary tests suggest that the woman was sexually assaulted," Chand said.
The victim had in a police complaint alleged the accused offered her lift in their car while she was waiting for a cab to get to Lahaul to reunite with friends who had already left for the nearby town. She said there were six persons in the car and two of them allegedly raped her.
A case under IPC section 376 has been registered and three police teams have been formed to crack the case.
Meanwhile, the Israel embassy has been informed about the incident. Shockingly, this is the third case of a foreigner being raped in Kullu in last four years.