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Woman jumps from window to avoid rape

March 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

AGRA, India, March 19 (UPI) -- A British woman broke a leg Tuesday jumping from a hotel room window to escape a would-be rapist, police said.

The attempted assault occurred in a hotel in the Igdah neighborhood of Agra, a major tourist center as the home of the Taj Mahal, Press Trust of India reported. The woman said a man came to her room, claiming he was there to give her a massage.

Sachin Chauhan, the owner of the hotel, was arrested and charged with molesting the woman, police said. The victim was hospitalized.

The attack occurred a few days after a Swiss woman traveling with her husband was raped by a gang of men as they camped in a forest. The couple were physically assaulted and robbed by men who then held the woman down while at least four raped her, police said.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office released a new advisory after reports of the earlier attack: "Women travellers should exercise caution when travelling in India even if they are travelling in a group."

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