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Japanese tourist raped by taxi driver in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

By oneindia staff

Shimla, June 2: In a shocking incident, a Japanese woman has been allegedly raped by a taxi driver in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh on Friday. The incident has once again brought to light the question on safety of foreign tourists, especially women travellers, in India.

According to ANI, the police has registered a case and arrested a person based on the clues given by the victim.


"A case has been registered and one person has also been arrested. The victim has been sent for the medical test. Her medical test reports are awaited," said Superintendent of Police, Kullu, Shalini Agnihotri.

"According to the victim the accused is a taxi driver. Further investigation underway," the official added.

In the last few months, the nation has witnessed alarming rise in the number of cases of rapes, especially of minor girls. Angry citizens of the country protested on roads in various parts of the country over the horrific rape cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao in April.

Both the cases caught the attention of the nation because of its barbarity and open support for the accused from a section of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). After its "studied silence" over crimes against women, especially minor girls, the Narendra Modi government approved the ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 in April.

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