INDIA : Police arrests cab driver accused of raping a Japanese tourist
Friday 1st June : A driver, residing in Manali, North India, was handcuffed by the police. He is accused of rape! On Wednesday 30th May, a Japanese lady in her early thirties, whose name has not been disclosed by the authorities, got into a cab in Manali, a popular tourist destination in the Himalayas, to go to a nearby town.
However, the taxi driver took her to an isolated place in a forest and sexually assaulted her in his car, according to the police.
Several tourists had already been sexually assaulted in the busy resort of Manali. An Australian girl was raped in 2012 in the same region. In 2013, an American tourist was gang-raped by three men who hitched her to their truck. In 2016, a 25-year-old Israeli woman was hospitalized after being raped by two men.