British tourist injured fleeing India sex attack
20 March, 2013
NEW DELHI: A female British tourist was admitted to hospital after jumping through a hotel window on Tuesday over fears of a sex attack in the Indian city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, police said.
The victim, who was not named but was in her early 30s, suffered leg injuries when she leapt from the first floor after two men tried to enter her room in the Hotel Agra Mahal at around 4:00 am.
"She got frightened so she ran to the other end of the room and jumped out of the window," Pawan Kumar, superintendent of police in Agra, told AFP.
Another officer who was with the victim in hospital said she had earlier rejected the hotel manager's overtures offering a massage. He then returned with a second man and attempted to open the door to her room with a key, the officer said. The victim suffered a ligament fracture in one leg but her injuries were not serious.
A member of staff at the hotel, who would not give his full name, said the manager had merely tried to wake up the victim in time for an early morning train.