German Teen Raped in India on Her Way to do Charity Work

Second reported sexual attack on a tourist this week

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An 18-year-old German was allegedly raped on Friday after falling asleep on a train heading to Chennai in southeastern India, where she was going to do volunteer work with a charity.

“The young lady took several days to muster courage to report to the police,” Inspector General of Police Seema Agarwal told NDTV. “Though it’s too late for medical examination, we have handled the case in a very sensitive manner.”

The attack brings the toll of publicized rapes on foreigners in the country to two in just a week, after a 51-year-old Danish woman was allegedly gang-raped in New Delhi on Tuesday.

India has become notorious for sexual violence since 2012, when the savage gang-rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi sent shockwaves around the world for its brutality.

[The Local]

208 comments
vaishnavjagdip
vaishnavjagdip

First of all we are sorry & ashamed for the shocking incident.


Govt is utterly failed to control increasing crime rate in the country, so not bothered to ascertain reasons why

conviction  rate is falling down.


Merely  framing strict laws for sexual offence is not enough,  supervision over proper implementation is must.

effective police patrolling whether local police or Railway police is must

BruceMyklebust
BruceMyklebust

calling them animals would be an insult to animals, not even animals do this and @wii_wonderthere is always a choice even though I am exposed to the western culture I don't run around raping woman, India should have the death penalty / public hangings for such sick crimes

Charlene Gabrielle
Charlene Gabrielle

Women, girls it's time to start packing your things and go home. No place for girls in this incredible Indian rape culture!

wii_wonder
wii_wonder

Should the WEST be surprised? I think we been exporting our culture to a nation, wherein, one of their religion is about SEX. We must be sending a message about Miley Cyrus TWEARKING. About glamorous Hollywood movie stars in their most seductive outfit displaying it for the American public to appreciate but for the third world to marvel and drool at these so called "holier than thou" women. Yeah right. I can only imagine that a man/men from India would like to experience what a man from the WEST experience.

JKA
JKA

This is in the country that was so outraged that the United States arrested and strip searched a "diplomat" who committed a felony on US soil!! Where is the outrage here?! 

Jia_Khandelwal
Jia_Khandelwal

90% Indian men are beast. Even well educated Indian man behaves like an animal with girls when they find them in a helpless situation. I don't know why they are sexually crazy and can't control after a point of time. Girls , don't go to India and think twice before believing an Indian man in anywhere in this world.



Mark Czernek
Mark Czernek

Animals. Catch them and shoot them. Or throw them off a very tall building. Or both

Arnel Amigable
Arnel Amigable

Another victims of indian maniacs. True color's.

Claire Pearman
Claire Pearman

Time we withheld 'Aid' until India does something about this situation.

Michelle Sheek Loch
Michelle Sheek Loch

This caption is awful."another day, another rape" .tasteless Time. And joanna really? Indian men are animals? I despise racism. Any color of human being or race can and do commit crimes. Its not a race issue, its a human one. Now pls keep your hateful uneducated comments to yourself. Best to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt

Theresa Garza-Makowski
Theresa Garza-Makowski

I watched a documentary last night called "its a girl" To understand why rape is easily accepted you've got understand why they place no value on women to begin with. Sad, sad, sad....

Theresa Garza-Makowski
Theresa Garza-Makowski

Where is Amnesty International? They know this is happening but there is no pressure put on the government to reserve their position on women. #itsagirl... watch it.

Theresa Garza-Makowski
Theresa Garza-Makowski

More than an epidemic... it's a way of life. they don't care about women and girls.

Forhad Uz Zaman
Forhad Uz Zaman

The Indians r doing great job in showing their true nature :3

Jamal Ford
Jamal Ford

Looool @ ""another day, another rape" but smh @ the racists

Ana Laura Martinez
Ana Laura Martinez

Rape exists everywhere yes that is true but perhaps we need to make a lot of noise in one place to get that one resolve and move to the next. As a woman I am concerned not just with rape but the way little girls still are forced in rituals that abuse them more in countries with less education but also in the richer countries. We need to work in all the countries to end this.

MihirPanchal
MihirPanchal

Most Americans on here( or people in general) don't realize that western countries actually have a higher per capita rape rate then even India, that because most rapes in the US don't even get reported and as an American that pretty shameful, for some reason everyone is highligthing rapes in India, a country with over a BILLION people, of course there are going to be rapes!!!  Not much can be done about it!!! Why don't we highlight rapes in the western world when they actually occur in higher numbers???? The western media is all out to ruin the image of India, but every time there is a shooting in the US ( something that is much much worse) NO ONE SEEMS to care.. we all just go out and buy more guns!!! Stop this double standard.. the western media is one biased piece of crap...

Joanna Michailova
Joanna Michailova

@ Mykey Mike - think about how many brutal gang rapes were reported last year and made the global news... Alarmingly many. So I feel comfortable generalizing about Indian men. For the record officially reported rapes were approx 23K for last year but the government says the unofficial stats may be 4-5 times higher ... Which means roughly 100K rapes...

gbb
gbb

Castration.  Then public naked execution.

Jenni Hunt
Jenni Hunt

@Time maybe you could exhibit some sensitivity in your reports. ..

Ashley Perin
Ashley Perin

Need to start executing them, publicly. No trial. Girl points them out, Done. That'll stop them.

John Hammond
John Hammond

Lessons not learned every day! That's why this happens over and over again! People probably told her that she will be fine cause people don't rape teens on humanitarian missions~~ I heard someone on the radio say "Liberalism is a mental disorder". I'm on that guys side!! : )

Mykey Mike
Mykey Mike

Well hold on ha ha - I don't think Indian men are animals. I mean we could generalize the entire male population. I think those specific individuals who committed the act are animals and they deserve punishment.

Joanna Michailova
Joanna Michailova

Indian men are animals. Disgusting freaks. And a society and government that does not take radical action deserves to put under economic sanctions and their citizens denied any visa.

Alex Antonio
Alex Antonio

India was supposed to be a peaceful place, with spiritual people but this country is becoming a terrible place

Diarmaid
Diarmaid

Am I completely crazy here.. or looking at the comments below, one would think that India DOESN'T HAVE A POPULATION OF OVER A BILLION PEOPLE! Sorry to play the devils advocate here, but I bet the ratios from wherever you guys are from are equally as bad.. And also, people get attacked all the time. It's awful, and unforgivable. I know - especially rape. 


But sensationalising it to pigeonhole a region of OVER A BILLION PEOPLE is ridiculous.. Time should know better.



punjabinik
punjabinik

@Jia_Khandelwal I think you're mistaken, not just 90% of Indian's, I think 90% of males on this planet are like that, the problem here in india is, ideology and great divide as from the very beginning kids are taught not to mix up with other gender, then comes the curiosity, where all these kids wants partners, while all male kids think about Love and sex from their (GF) till the age of 25, female thinks about getting a rich partner (BF) till age of 25 to 28 (maybe not all girl might be like that) and after that they gets married to a guy who in majority cases are older guy to them.

And this leaves majority of young males in India without female partners and i think that leads them to pervert-ness and these kind of horrible crimes.

I think what india really need is that they should legalize prostitution here (Ofcourse not a good idea) but it will surely bring the crime down, I hope you get my point what i'm trying to say...

And Government should start teaching about new things, putting aside the pressure of religious leaders, to make society work with current times.

wii_wonder
wii_wonder

Jia, are telling me these Indian guys who live here in New Jersey are beast? How were they able to migrate here? Is our women suppose to be on the alert?

wii_wonder
wii_wonder

Mark, some of them live with us here in the United State. Some of them are doctors, investment advisor, CEO of a fortune 500 company. Be careful of what you wish for.

punjabinik
punjabinik

Withheld 'Aid' which goes to poor ?

well i dont think that's a good idea, it will be like judging whole community for the crimes of few,

But world should ask Indian leaders to bring strong laws, as rape's are getting out of hands, or maybe these cases are happening of same rate as previous, but they're atleast getting reported as media/ social media is a medium to spread the word.

Look i'm also an India and i really know, what the ground reality here is...

JosieRevisited
JosieRevisited

Well that's true... But the rape culture is strong in India so... 

JosieRevisited
JosieRevisited

It's too dangerous because the sex ratio is skewed. It's not going to get better until that gets fixed.

hellsing57
hellsing57

What about the women who just cry rape to get back at exboyfriends and others they don't like?

That happens quite often as well.


Imagine what would happen if we just started executing people based on someones allegations.

JosieRevisited
JosieRevisited

99% of rapes are committed by men so... yea we definitely could generalize the entire male population. 


Males: please stop raping. 

Sincerely, 


Your male and female victims.

SciEnce
SciEnce

You'd know, lol.  Just type Joanna M porn in google.  How many fans from India do you know?  lol

JosieRevisited
JosieRevisited

@Diarmaid So what you are saying is rape is ok as long as it's only because there's a lot of people there?

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

@Diarmaid your an idiot, even per captia india's rape stats are ten times higher than most civilised country, which is unfair because you cant compare india to a civilised country now the English have left

brothers
brothers

One early morning I was back from work in L train, the beast was very hungry trying to grab young Indian nurse. seem beast in 40plus Indian MD. hope he is her boss, she is just cooperating, but she is looking all direction not comfortable... . it is not a pleasure for young desi gal. but it part of her career.... because of these hungry people. dear all parent watch carefully about your girls.


punjabinik
punjabinik

@JosieRevisitedNo its not strong, but i would say, Law here is weak as its easy to bribe the cops and system...

I might sound fool to compare, USA tops the list where No. of reported rapes in time between 2004 to 2010 were 4 time's the no of rapes reported, and US population is soooooo less compare to India. But indians are not great, India was on 2nd place just behind USA, and UK on 3rd.

So rape culture is not just strong in india, its strong around globe, and world really need to figureout quickly to do something about it..

LucasLee
LucasLee

@JosieRevisited 

There is little to do with gender ratio. Oh god. Look at how many billion more guys than girls there are in China yet do you see those guys going around preying on female tourists or local girls? Its a culture thing. Its funny that India is so religious but still they have all sorts of crime. 

SciEnce
SciEnce

@TimRobinsonAus Check your source.   India has the same per capita rape rates as Canada, and both countries are less than the United States.