Calm hills of Himachal Pradesh are no longer safe for women as reports of rape and assaults are increasing day by day. A week had hardly passed since the reports of rape of 12-year-old girl at Bandla of Kangra district, another shocking incident of rape has been reported came into light in Manali region of state.
It is reported that a 31-year-old American tourist was allegedly gangraped by three truckers in Manali late on Monday night.
As per police report, the rape victim, who had reached Manali on Monday, had gone to old Vashisth area to meet some friends. There she was allegedly raped by the persons who had given her lift in a tipper on her way back to Manali.
In her complaint, she alleged that she was raped and the accused also took away her iPhone and some currency. The accused youth in the age group of 18 to 25 years fled after committing the crime.
The police have registered a case of rape under section 376 of the IPC and US embassy in New Delhi has been informed.
Update: Himachal Pradesh Police has arrested all three accused in Manali.
Update: 07/06/2013: Local court has ordered 14 days judicial custody to all three Nepalese accused of raping an American tourist. Kullu police has also recovered robbed articles from these accused.