Police in India arrest suspects in Japan tourist rape case

Indian police have made arrests in connection with the alleged kidnapping and gang-rape of a Japanese woman. This is the latest case of sexual violence in India to make international headlines in recent years.

At least two suspects were in custody on Saturday, accused of holding a Japanese woman hostage in Bihar state for a period of weeks and repeatedly gang raping her.

An unnamed police officer told the AFP news agency that the 22-year-old woman had been held at a location near Bodh Gaya, Buddhism’s holiest site, but had managed to escape on December 26. She then managed to reach the city of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, where she contacted the Japanese consulate and filed a complaint with police.
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Source News: DW