Spanish woman raped with knife to throat in Mumbai

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 05, 2012 17:32 hrs

Mumbai: A 27-year-old Spanish woman, with German parentage, residing in an upscale housing society in Bandra area of suburban Mumbai was allegedly raped and robbed at knife point in the wee hours of Monday, police said.

According to police, the incident occurred early in the morning between 3-30 and 4-30 am when a burglar entered her apartment on the Perry Cross Road through the window and caught the woman and stuck a knife at her throat.

The woman was in her sleep when the robber entered the apartment. Her room mate was away in Kerala.

The man, who is yet to be arrested, robbed her of valuables like foreign currencies, cameras and handycams and also raped her, the complaint said.

The victim is a musician by profession, reports said.

The victim herself came to Bandra police station and lodged the complaint following which she was taken to a hospital for medical examination.

Media reports said the terrified woman had been hiding in a toilet for over an hour after she was raped fearing for her life.

A sketch of the rapist has been made and a manhunt has been launched to track him down, police said.

Mumbai, a city considered safe for girls, recently witnessed a series of attack on women, including one in which a young lawyer was brutally killed by an avenging watchman after she rebuked him for stalking her for days.

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