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Mumbai: Shocking! 37-year-old Italian woman allegedly raped by a tour guide in a cab in Juhu; 'Zero FIR' lodged, probe underway

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 July 2018, 10:11 IST

In dream city, Mumbai, shockingly an Italian tourist was allegedly raped by a man, who claimed himself to be a tour guide. The 37-year-old Italian banker accused the tourist guide of raping her in a cab in Mumbai's Juhu on June 14, said police official. The police said the rape survivor in her complaint filed on Friday mentioned that she had taken a bus for a sightseeing tour of the city on June 14 when she met the accused, who introduced himself as a tour guide.

"She met the accused during the bus tour on 14 June. He introduced himself as a tour guide and the victim hired his services," said an official. After the tour ended the man offered her to show the Big B Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow. "He then promised to drop her to the Colaba hotel where she was staying. A cab was booked by the accused and the complainant has told us that he stopped the vehicle nearby to purchase liquor," the official said.

"She has said that the accused forced her to consume alcohol and also touched her inappropriately. He then raped her in the car," the police officer told news agency Press Trust of India. The Italian banker approached the embassy which asked her to register a case with the local police station. Based on victims complaint, a 'Zero FIR' was lodged at Colaba police station which was then transferred to Juhu police station where the incident allegedly occurred.

"A rape case has been filed and police teams are on the lookout for the accused. Further investigations are underway," said a Juhu police official. The victim had come to India in December last year and she arrived in Mumbai on 11 June.

 

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First published: 2 July 2018, 10:11 IST
 
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