A Polish executive has become the latest foreign visitor to be targeted in a sex attack in India after she was drugged and raped by a taxi driver in Mathura.
The 33-year-old woman had been with her two-year-old daughter to New Delhi from Mathura when she was attacked somewhere during the 150-kilometre journey.
Police officials said the driver had used “some spray” to drug her and that the woman was unconscious through her ordeal before waking up on a bench outside a train station in New Delhi with her daughter crying “hysterically” by her side.
Reports say that the woman has been working in the garment export business in Mathura for the past three years and was visiting friends in New Delhi on 2 January.
The incident comes barely a week after India marked the first anniversary of the death of a student who was gang-raped on a New Delhi bus in an attack that sent shockwaves across the nation.
The gang-rape triggered massive protests over the levels of violence against women, but in the last 12 months there have been several more cases of local and foreign woman being attacked.
A judge last month sentenced three Nepalese men to 20 years in jail for the gang-rape of a US tourist in June in Himachal Pradesh.
Six men were sentenced to life in prison in July last year for the gang-rape and robbery of a 39-year-old Swiss woman cyclist who had been holidaying in Madhya Pradesh.