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Japanese rape victim cross-examined

The cross-examination would continue on Wednesday, as Tuesday is a government holiday.

india Updated: May 29, 2006 17:11 IST

A Japanese tourist, who was allegedly raped at a Pushkar hotel last month, was cross-examined by the defence at a fast-track court on Monday.

She was questioned for around four hours by defence counsel Satya Narayan Sharma in continuation of the cross-examination which began on Friday.

The cross-examination would continue on Wednesday, as Tuesday is a government holiday, court sources said.

The court of Mahaveer Prasad Sharma had recorded the woman's statement in English on May 23-25 after she agreed to the request of the defence lawyer regarding the same.

Earlier, the defence lawyer had requested the court to give 15 days' time to appoint an interpreter/translator for recording the woman's statements.

Four out of five accused in the case including main accused Bablu, his mother Roshni, brother Raju and friend Raju alias Sahi had asked the court to transfer the case to some other court. However, the court said the matter was out of its jurisdiction.

In a fax message from Agra on April 18, the Japanese tourist had alleged that she was raped and robbed of Rs 54,000 after being drugged by hotel owner Bablu on April 2.