The 24-year-old German tourist was raped by two men when she had gone for a walk on a Mamallapuram beach on Sunday morning.

Kanchipuram police release sketch of suspect in rape of German tourist
news Crime Monday, April 03, 2017 - 17:37

A day after a 24-year-old German woman was allegedly raped by two men in Mamallapuram, the Kanchipuram police is set to release sketches of suspects in the case.

The survivor arrived at Mamallapuram on Saturday as part of a group of five German nationals, and was staying at a local resort. On Sunday morning, she went for a walk along the private beach of the resort and was grabbed by two men when she was about five kilometres away from the resort.

Speaking to The News Minute, Kanchipuram Superintendent of Police Santosh Hadimani, said, “The woman walked for five to six kilometres along the beach all alone. The place was deserted and two men dragged her away and raped her.” The incident reportedly took place at 10amon Sunday morning.

Following the assault, the victim reportedly managed to escape from her attackers. She found the group of tourists she was travelling with and narrated the incident to them. The German Embassy in Delhi was alerted and they, in turn, contacted the Kanchipuram police station. It was only after this that the police stationed in Mamallapuram became aware of the incident.

The SP said that there had been no arrests in the case yet, but police suspect locals of having committed the crime. “We suspect some locals. We are preparing portraits based on the information given by the woman,” he said. He added that he was confident that the two men involved in the crime would soon be arrested. 

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