American Gang-Raped in India
30-year-old tourist attacked by 3 men: police
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2013 7:15 AM CDT
A street in Manali.   (©)

(Newser) – Yet another gang-rape in India is making headlines, and this one hits closer to home: Police say an American woman was the victim. The 30-year-old tourist was reportedly looking for an auto-rickshaw to take her back to her accommodations in the northern resort town of Manali around 1am today; she had being visiting a friend in a town about 2 miles away, reports the New York Times. She accepted a ride from three men in a truck; they drove her to what the AP describes as a "secluded spot" and raped her there in an hour-long attack.

The Wall Street Journal reports that she was left alongside a highway; patrolmen found her "screaming for help," says an official. She was taken to a hospital where a doctor confirmed the rape, according to local police, who added that she suffered no traumatic physical injuries. She has described her attackers as between ages 19 and 25. Police have put up roadblocks throughout town and ordered all truck drivers to check in at the local station; no arrests have been made.

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Bundy714
Jun 5, 2013 4:31 AM CDT
Rape seems to be the national sport of India. And I know it isn't politically correct to blame the victim, but hitchhiking/catching a ride with 3 strange men at 1am is crazy anywhere, especially in India. What the hell was she thinking?
camsurkano
Jun 5, 2013 3:15 AM CDT
Seriously what the hell is wrong with India that the breed so many damn rapists?? it's just sickening!
winterfairy
Jun 5, 2013 1:20 AM CDT
Hitchhiking at 1am seems a little stupid in a country as wild as India for a man or woman. She should have stayed over at her friends. But hindsight is always perfect.