70-year-old French woman raped in India

Published: June 30, 2017
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The woman is receiving treatment for cuts and bruises, and legal assistance. PHOTO: Reuters

The woman is receiving treatment for cuts and bruises, and legal assistance. PHOTO: Reuters

Indian police have arrested a man in connection with the rape of a 70-year-old French woman in the northern city of Varanasi, BBC News reported.

The woman, who has not been identified, was working in the city with a non-governmental organisation.

Police said she was asleep when a security guard at the hotel where she was staying entered her room and attacked her.

The woman is receiving treatment for cuts and bruises, and legal assistance.

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Doctors told reporters that the woman was in stable condition and had been visited in hospital by the district magistrate.

According to police, she had been visiting Varanasi for more than 40 years and would stay there for long periods of time.

Scrutiny of sexual violence in India has grown since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus.

However, brutal sexual attacks against women and children continue to be reported across the country.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Shameless
    Jun 30, 2017 - 9:46PM

    I still remember the rape of a 70 yr old nun in a convent in Calcutta few years back. Such are Indians and then they forget to look in the mirror.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 30, 2017 - 10:22PM

    DisgustingRecommend

  • Baloch
    Jun 30, 2017 - 11:11PM

    India is a sick country. Recommend

  • ABC
    Jul 1, 2017 - 2:41AM

    India and rape has become synonyms. Even 70 years old are not safe from these animalsRecommend

  • Sara
    Jul 1, 2017 - 6:04AM

    Meanwhile Modi is groping men around the world…Recommend

  • Libra
    Jul 1, 2017 - 9:55AM

    A country of RAPISTS and KILLERS, supported by Indian Govt. India is not safe for women specially foreigners. Yes, cows are safe in India.Recommend

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