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A young American woman said she was raped by several men in northern India.
A young American woman on Tuesday said she was raped by several men in the northern town of Manali in India, according to BBC News, which cited local police.
The 30-year-old filed a police report several hours after the incident, which reportedly took place around 1 a.m. local time in Manali, reported The New York Times.
"The victim described the alleged rapists as young men between the ages of 19 and 25,” Manali officer Neelchand Sharma told The Times.
No arrests had been reported as of Tuesday, but the incident adds to growing concern over sexual violence in India following the brutal gang-rape of a young Indian woman on a public bus in December.
In this latest case, Indian police said the young American tourist accepted a ride with three men while trying to get back to her Manali guest house in India's northern Himachal Pradesh. She said she was taken to a remote area and raped instead, according to Reuters, which cited police sources. A local hospital report confirmed that she had been raped, The Times reported.
BBC said the woman had also been robbed. Police are said to have launched a search operation.
The US embassy there had no immediate comment on the report, said Reuters.