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70-year-old French woman raped by guard in Modi’s Varanasi

Varanasi Resort
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Varanasi, June 30: Athithi Devo Bhava! India’s tagline to welcome the foreigners in our country and provide a feeling of their own soil, but the recent incident has crushed all the traditions in the PM Narendra Modi’s constituency.

A France national aged 70-years-old who came to India in an attempt to spread awareness on the importance of education was allegedly raped by an inebriated guard.

The elderly woman was sexually harassed in her room at a resort in Varanasi’s Madhopur village on Wednesday.

The woman had been staying at a lodge near Shooltankehswar ghat along the Ganges for the last 11 months and had been working with an NGO in raising awareness among rural women about the importance of education and also taught them.

She alleged that the guard of the lodge, identified as Omprakash from Mirzapur, barged into her room in an inebriated condition at night and thrashed the lady, leaving her injured. Later, he raped the woman.

The guard managed to escape from the spot after the crime.

Meanwhile, the victim was to the district hospital, where she is stated to be stable.

Investigation is on in the matter.

 Wefornews Bureau

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