British woman alleges rape by spa staff member of Chandigarh hotel; case registered

New Delhi: A woman, belonging to UK, has alleged rape by a staff member of the spa of a leading hotel where she was staying.

The 50-year-old woman, who arrived in Chandigarh on December 19 and was staying in the hotel with a companion, claimed that she was raped by the spa staff member when she went for a foot spa service.

The victim claimed that she was raped on December 20 when she had gone for a foot massage. The masseuse had touched her inappropriately without consent and later, forced himself on her.

The British national informed the hotel about the incident but filed a formal police complaint on December 27, after returning from Shimla.

Police officials said that the matter was being investigated. The accused is absconding and belongs to Uttar Pradesh.

The hotel is located in the Information Technology (IT) Park area of Chandigarh.

“Efforts are on to trace the accused. The medical examination of the complainant has been done,” Chandigarh senior superintendent of police Nilambari Jagdale was quoted as saying by HT. The complainant’s statement before the magistrate has already been recorded.