Spanish tourist gang-raped by 7-8 men during motor bike tour with husband in India
Posted on March 2nd, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News

A Spanish tourist has suffered a group sexual assault in the Dumka district while traveling around the world with her husband.

Seven men have raped me, recalled the Spanish woman who was gang-raped in Jharkhand’s Dumka, around 300 km from state capital Ranchi, on Friday night. The woman, with bruises all over her face, shared the horror in an Instagram post: “Something has happened to us that we would not wish on anyone. Seven men have raped me.”

“They have beaten us and robbed us although not many things because what they wanted was to rape me,” she said.

The tourist who was travelling on a motor bicycle with her husband was allegedly gang-raped overnight from 1 to 2 March in the Dumka district of India’s Jharkhand state – a well-known tourist destination.<br /><br />The victim was on a motor cycling trip with her husband to Nepal via Bhagalpur, they had stopped at Dumka when the assault took place.

According to her statement, the couple had pitched their tent in a secluded spot near Hansdiha market.

While she was asleep, several youths from the area broke into the tent and took turns to rape her. They also used physical violence, she reportedly said in her complaint to local police.

Officers arrived on the scene in the early hours of the morning and arrested three people.

Another official mentioned the involvement of seven to eight youths.

Following the assault, the woman was admitted to the Saraiyahat Community Health Centre for medical treatment.

The authorities have opened an investigation into the matter.

Officers say she is undergoing medical examinations at the Phulo Jhano Medical College Hospital in Dumka.

The Spanish embassy in India has contacted the authorities and has sent personnel to consult in the region.

As per a PTI report, Dumka Superintendent of Police Pitambar Singh Kherwar said Hansdiha police patrolling team found two people on the side of the road around 11 pm on Friday.

“The patrolling team sensed that something had happened to them. Since they were speaking in Spanish, the police could not understand what they were saying. However, the policemen brought them to a local hospital assuming they needed some treatment,” he said.

The Spanish couple told doctors about the incident of sexual assault, he said.

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