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Tourist's rape: Govt promises swift action
From Onkar Singh in New Delhi | April 19, 2006 23:28 IST
Rajasthan Tourism Minister Usha Punia has said that the state government had taken note of the complaint of a Japanese tourist who was alleged rape by a 22-year-old on April 2, in the hotel where she had checked in during her stay in Pushkar in Rajasthan.
"The matter was reported late by the tourist concerned. Though the incident took place in the first week of April, she went to Agra first and then had second thoughts about the incident and finally decided to report the matter. Notwithstanding the delay, prompt action has been taken because such incidents bring bad name to the state which has seen major tourist increase in last two years," she said.