U.S. tourist gang-raped in India

New Delhi, Jun 4 (EFE).- An American tourist was raped by three truckers in the northern Indian city of Manali, police told Efe Tuesday.

The 31-year-old woman was looking for public transport back to her hotel after visiting some friends Monday night, when the truckers offered to give her a ride, inspector Neelchand said.

The truck was driven to a nearby wood where the three men took turns raping her.

After the attack, the truckers took the woman back to the city; she showed up at a police station around 4:30 a.m. to report the crime.

This new rape case came a day after police in Calcutta arrested a businessman for drugging and raping a 21-year-old Irish girl who was doing humanitarian work in that city.

In March a Swiss tourist was raped by six men, and during the same month a young British woman jumped out the window of a hotel to escape sexual harassment by personnel of the establishment.

The brutal gang-rape and torture of a university student in December sparked an unprecedented debate on the situation of women in the country and led the Indian Parliament to approve a law toughening penalties on those committing sex crimes.

Since the incidents in December, the Indian press has constantly reported rapes and cases of violence against women.