US national rape case: Patiala House Court sends accused to two-day police custody

| Updated: Dec 30, 2016 00:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 29(ANI): The Patiala House Court on Thursday sent all the four accused for a two-day police custody in connection with the gang-rape case of a US national. The accused were arrested on December 26, after an American tourist filed a complaint against the tourist guide and four of his associates of raping her in a five-star hotel earlier this year. The lady in her complaint said she had arrived in Delhi on a tourist visa in March this year and was staying at the hotel when the crime took place. "On December 3, the Delhi police registered a case in connection with the gang-rape. The complainant was kind enough to come down to Delhi, got her statement recorded before police and court and helped in collecting evidence," said Deependra Pathak, Joint Commissioner of Police, South West District. Reports suggest that the tourist guide during her stay arrived at the hotel along with four friends one day. The men shared a few drinks in the lady's room following which they allegedly took turns to rape her. The woman, who went back to the U.S. traumatised by the incident, had gone into depression. (ANI)