A 51-year-old Danish tourist was allegedly gang-raped by more than half-a-dozen men at knife point near New Delhi Railway Station last night, police said today.
Police have registered a case and several suspects have been detained for questioning.
Although senior police official remained tight lipped about the case, police sources said that the gang-rape took place when the victim, who was returning to her hotel in Paharganj from Connaught Place, lost her way.
She then approached a group of men for directions, who instead of helping her, allegedly took her to a secluded place and took turns to gang-rape her. They also robbed her of valuables.
She then returned to her hotel and narrated the incident to the manager, who in turn called the police at around 8.30 pm.
A case has been registered at the Paharganj Police Station.
The Danish Embassy was also informed. The woman has been taken to the Embassy after recording her statement with the police.
According to sources, the victim has refused to undergo a medical examination and has expressed her desire to return home.