Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 | Last Update : 09:59 PM IST

  India   All India  29 Jun 2017  Security guard rapes 70-yr-old French woman in Varanasi; nabbed

Security guard rapes 70-yr-old French woman in Varanasi; nabbed

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 29, 2017, 4:55 pm IST
Updated : Jun 30, 2017, 4:26 am IST

The victim alleged that the guard barged into her room at night, injured her, following which he raped her.

French woman raped by residence guard in Varanasi ( Representational Image)
 French woman raped by residence guard in Varanasi ( Representational Image)

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): An inebriated guard allegedly raped a 70-year-old French woman in her room at a resort in Varanasi’s Madhopur village on Wednesday.

The woman had been staying at a lodge near Shooltankehswar ghat along the Ganges for the past 11 months and had been associated with an NGO in raising awareness among rural women about the importance of education. According to the victim, the guard of the lodge, Om Prakash, barged into her room in an inebriated condition at night and beat her up, leaving her injured. Later, he raped her and took away her mobile phone.

The guard, who belongs to Mirzapur, managed to flee before the police could be called in. The victim was taken to the district hospital where she is stated to be stable.

Superintendent of police (SP), rural, Amit Kumar visited the spot and carried out the inspection. A forensic team was called in to collect samples. He said an FIR has been registered, and a team has been deployed to arrest the accused.

District magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Misra and senior superintendent of police, Nitin Tiwari, also visited the victim at the hospital and instructed the doctors to provide best possible care to her. The victim has been kept in a special ward with proper security arrangement.

Tags: french woman, raped, residence guard, varanasi
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi (Benares)