India

21-yr-old Russian tourist drugged, gangraped in Tamil Nadu

Six men have been detained in connection with the case.

New Delhi: Six men were detained on Wednesday for allegedly drugging and raping a 21-year-old Russian tourist at a guest house in the temple town of  Tiruvannamalai, 194 km from Chennai.

The woman was found unconscious in a service apartment on Monday and was taken to a hospital by one of the six men who are being questioned. On examination, the doctors found injuries on her body, including bite marks, and alerted police, they said.

Police suspect that the foreign national lost consciousness under the influence of some drug, the nature of which was not known immediately.

Police suspect that the foreign national lost consciousness under the influence of some drug, the nature of which was not known immediately.

The woman, who is here for about a week, has regained consciousness and investigation is underway, the police said.

Police are taking the help of an interpreter to communicate with the Russian national.

The incident has come to light after an 11-year-old girl was raped over several weeks at an apartment complex in Chennai, allegedly by 17 men including security guards, electricians and plumbers.

The men, arrested on Tuesday, were thrashed by lawyers and others as they were taken to court, in a reflection of spiraling anger and shock at the child’s assault.

(with inputs from PTI)

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