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Tourist alleges rape, withdraws charge

jaipur Updated: Feb 25, 2008 23:14 IST

In an intriguing turn of events, a Japanese on Monday complained to the police of her rape in a hotel by its staff but withdrew the charge within hours saying the term 'rape' was used for use of force for taking away her mobile phone and not for sexual assault.

The 35-year-old tourist, who was staying at a Tonk Road hotel, had registered a complaint with the police alleging she was raped by the employees of the hotel last night, Superintendent of Police, Jaipur, VK Singh said.

On the basis of the complaint made by her, a case had been registered at Baja Nagar police station, he added.

However, the lady has refused to undergo medical examination which is a must in order to check the authencity of the rape complaint, Singh said.

Later, Vidhya Praksah, Station House Officer of Bajaj Nagar police station, showing another application given by the Japanese after her alleged rape complaint, said the woman says "I don't want to move forward with this case and don't want any medical examination because the word rape used by me in the complaint is meant as application of force for taking away my mobile phone not for sexual intercourse".

It was simply a matter of theft by applying force, she said in the application.

"The tourist also requested the police to close the case in her application written to us", Prakash said.

Police arrested a security guard of the hotel, where the Japanese woman had been staying, this evening but Prakash said "there is no case of rape against Dashrath Singh who was arrested for snatching the mobile phone of the tourist as the phone was recorded from his possession".

The Japanese has been sent to a magistrate to record her statements related to the case and details of all what she had said earlier.