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Kenyan woman raped in Rishikesh by man claiming as tourist guide
March 12, 2019
RISHIKESH: A Kenyan woman, 26, was sexually assaulted by a man who met her at a yoga camp in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, according to a late report. The accused, Hemant Thaplyal, 31, has been arrested after the woman lodged a complaint.

The incident happened last week. The victim was befirended by the accused at the yoga centre and was offered help to tour the places around. He claimed he was a tourist guide and took her around on his two-wheeler and assaulted her at an isolated place, it was reported.

The Muni-ki-Reti police managed to identify the accused from the CCTV footage of the yoga centre. Further investigation in the case is going on.

The incident, as per the complaint, happened on March 8 at Neer Guddu Waterfalls but the complaint was lodged at the Muni-ki-Reti police station on Sunday. The accused was produced in the court on Monday and sent to custody on Monday. The victim was taken to a hospital for medical examination.

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