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Yogashala attendant rapes US woman in Rishikesh

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: March 13, 2020 | Updated on: March 13, 2020

According to the complaint lodged by the woman, she was raped by Gitansh on the night of March 10 after he offered her alcohol

Representational image (PTI)

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Rishikesh: A 33-year-old woman from the US was allegedly raped by a man at a yoga centre in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh, police said on Thursday.

The accused has been identified as Gitansh (26), an attendant at Rishikeshnath Yogashala, they said.

According to the complaint lodged by the woman, she was raped by Gitansh on the night of March 10 after he offered her alcohol, the police said.

The woman was learning yoga at the yogashala in Tapovan area for a month, police official Sanjit Kumar said.

A case has been registered under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code.

A medical examination of the woman was conducted and the report is awaited, he said.

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