American Raped in India Describes Attackers

Police hunting for 3 suspects who were in construction truck

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 5, 2013 1:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – No arrests have been made in the gang-rape of an American tourist, but the 30-year-old victim was able to give police descriptions of her three attackers, reports AFP. The assailants picked her up in a truck typically used to haul construction material, and police are making the rounds of local construction sites near the resort town of Manali. The woman is recuperating at a hotel under police protection and is expected to meet with US embassy officials later today.

"She is recovering fast and helping us move forward with the investigation," says a senior officer. "She has given us details of how the men looked, what they were wearing." Meanwhile, police made an arrest in yet another high-profile rape case in the country, that of a 21-year-old woman from Ireland who traveled to India to work for a children's charity. A businessman in the city of Kolkata has been detained, reports the AP.

Indian police check vehicles after an American woman was raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali.
Indian police check vehicles after an American woman was raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali.   (AP Photo)
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