Mumbai tour guide raped Italian banker, forced her to consume alcohol

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New Delhi : While India fights for women safety, rape in the country is not getting full-stop, at all. Yet again, a rape incident has been reported from Mumbai, where a 37-year-old banker from Italy has accused a tour guide of raping her in a cab on the way to Juhu on June 14, a senior police officer said on Sunday. The police said the rape survivor in her complaint filed on Friday mentioned that she had taken a bus for a sightseeing tour of the city on June 14 when she met the accused.

"She met the accused during the bus tour on June 14. He introduced himself as a tour guide and the woman hired him," a police officer said.

After the bus tour ended at 7pm in Juhu that day, the accused offered to show the woman the bungalow of actor Amitabh Bachchan, which was in the area, the police said.

"He then promised to drop her to the hotel in Colaba where she was staying. A cab was booked by the accused and the complainant has told us that he stopped the vehicle nearby to buy liquor," the police officer said.

"She has said that the accused forced her to consume alcohol and also touched her inappropriately. He then raped her in the car," the police officer told news agency Press Trust of India.

Sources said the woman approached the Italian embassy, which asked her to file a case with the Mumbai police. The woman gave her statement to Colaba police station, which later transferred the case to Juhu police station.

"A rape case has been filed and police teams are searching for the accused. Investigation is on," said a police officer in Juhu.

The rape victim came to India in December last year.