US national gang-raped in Manali

US national gang-raped in Manali

A 30-year-old American national was allegedly raped by two people in the key tourist resort of Manali, police said on Tuesday.

The victim, who reached Manali on Monday, had gone to the old Vashisth area to meet some friends. She was allegedly raped on Monday night by two people who had given her lift in a tipper on her way back to Manali, they said.

In her complaint, she alleged that she was raped by two people and the accused also took away her iPhone and some currency. The accused, in the age group of 18-25 years fled after committing the crime, ASP R Jamwal said.

Kullu SP Vinod Dhawan said police have got some clues about the vehicle used for committing the crime.

Medical examination of the victim has been conducted and report is awaited. The police have registered a case of rape under Section 376 of the IPC and the US embassy in New Delhi has been informed.

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