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US citizen held in bid to rape UK woman

Alfred Lary, 41, barges into the room of Gardinar Anita (33), in a Bangalore hotel and tries to rape her, say cops.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Bangalore
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2008 06:12 PM IST

A US citizen has been arrested for "attempting" to rape a British woman in a star hotel after forcibly entering her room, police said on Wednesday.

Fifty-two-year-old Alfred Lary, a software engineer, barged into the room of British citizen Gardinar Anita (33), also a software engineer, in a five-star hotel on Tuesday night and attempted to rape her, police said.

Anita is in Bangalore for professional work and was staying in a room on the third floor of the hotel. Lary, who had also come on a professional visit and was staying in the next room, forced his way into Anita's room when she returned from work around 9 pm on Tuesday.

"He attempted to rape her and injured her private parts," a police officer said. After Anita raised an alarm and screamed for help, hotel employees Pratap and Yallappa broke open the door, rescued her and handed Lary over to police.

Police have registered a case against Lary for offences including rape, trespass, assault and intent to outrage the modesty of woman.

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