Two unidentified men allegedly gang raped a 46-year-old American woman in the tourist town of Dharamsala earlier this week.
“I had gone to shop at a market on September 14 when two people attacked me from behind,” the woman said in her complaint filed on Wednesday. She alleged that after she lost consciousness, the accused took her to an isolated spot and raped her. She had come to India from California a week ago. The police say a case of gang-rape has been filed against two men, not identified yet.
A case under IPC’s Section 376 (rape) has been registered against unknown persons. An SIT led by DSP Renu Sharma has been constituted to investigate the crime. “The woman has been taken for a medical test and we’re looking for the culprits,” said Sharma. Officers said it was the woman’s first trip to India and she had visited Kullu and Manali before coming to Dharamsala.