An American woman has alleged that she was gang-raped by a group of five men at a five-star hotel in New Delhi.
According to police, the victim has said that a tourist guide was among the five men who gang-raped her at a five-star hotel near Connaught Place in April this year.
Police said that they have received a complaint at Connaught Place police station and a preliminary inquiry has been started.
In an email sent to the official account of the Police Commissioner, cp-delhi.nic.in, the woman said that she had arrived here in March on a tourist visa and was staying at the five-star hotel in the city.
Joint Commissioner of Police Dependra Pathak said, “We have received the complaint and are investigating the matter.”
The victim said that she was approached by a tourist guide and they visited several places in the capital.
The woman alleged the guide came to her room on several occasions. They incident took place when she invited him one day. The tourist guide, she said, came along with a friend and they offered her a cold drink, which was laced with sedatives. When she regained consciousness, she realised she had been raped by several men.
The woman said she did not approach police in India as she was scared. But after reaching home, she told her parents about the incident and they asked her to file a complaint.
The woman has also said that she will come to Delhi to record her statement once an FIR was registered.
Meanwhile, police said that a special police team has been formed to nab the tourist guide and others.