CHENNAI: A 32-year-old German tourist was allegedly raped near Mahabalipuram on Sunday when she was sleeping alone near the seashore.
“She was having a sun bath near a casuarina grove when three unidentified men accosted her. One of them is believed to have raped her,” said a senior police officer who was part of the investigations. The officer said the woman was alone and was taking rest after a walk along the seashore at Telguar Thottam in Pattikulam.
Police sources said the woman informed her family after she managed to escape from her assailants. The family, in turn, contacted the German Embassy in Delhi and the embassy officials also got in touch with the State government over the incident.
As the information reached them, senior officers of the Kancheepuram district police visited the spot and conducted enquiries. The woman was taken to a government hospital for treatment. Police sources said the woman had come to Mahabalipuram along with her family as part of a tour.