An Indian man was arrested for raping and robbing a British woman in Goa, one of India’s top tourist destinations, BBC News reported.
The woman, 48, had been a regular visitor to the state for the last 10 years. The perpetrator, who was from Tamil Nadu, allegedly fled after stealing the victim's bags.
Police told PTI news that the woman was attacked around 4pm when she was on her way back to her hotel from a railway station. According to NDTV news, police tracked down the man using CCTV footage at the railway station and the area where the crime occurred.
Minor boy 'gang-raped' by five in Faisalabad
The state has previously come under spotlight several times because of crimes against foreigners. A 24-year-old man, Vikhat Baghat, was arrested last year for raping and murdering an Irish woman named Danielle McLaughlin who was on holiday in Goa.
A 15-year-old British teenager named Scarlet Keeling was raped and killed in 2008 but her killers still haven’t been caught. In 2016, two men who faced charges of homicide and assault were cleared.
French court sentences Buddhist monk to 12 years for rapes
Despite public outcry over cases such as the gang rape of a student in Delhi in 2012, incidents such as these keep being reported all over the country.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ