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NEW DELHI – Two men in southern India have been accused to have taken a German tourist captive and raped her, police said Monday, just weeks after the rape and murder of an Irish woman in Goa city.


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In her complaint to the police, the 38-year-old victim alleged that two men dragged her to a secluded spot from a private beach resort in the southern tourist town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu state and raped her on Sunday.

The incident took place when the victim was taking a stroll along the sea shore in the tourist town of Mamallapuram.

The woman was taken to a hospital for medical examination and the German embassy had been informed, the Hindustan Times quoted a senior police officer as saying.

Several persons are being questioned and some of them have been detained.

The rape incident comes barely three weeks after a 28-year-old Irish woman was raped and murdered in the popular tourist state of Goa.

Danielle McLaughlin´s naked body was discovered in a field near a beach on March 16, with injuries all over her body. Police have arrested a local man for her rape and murder.

Many Western countries warn visitors about the risk of such attacks in India, where levels of sexual violence are relatively high.

A 35-year-old Japanese tourist was raped in southern India last December and in 2014, a Danish woman was gang-raped in New Delhi after she became lost and asked for directions to her hotel.

India faced international scrutiny over levels of violence against women following the fatal gang-rape of a medical student in New Delhi in December 2012.