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23 Y.O S’POREAN MAN ARRESTED IN INDIA FOR RAPING WOMAN, IN REMAND

Alexander Lee Jia Jun, a 23-year-old Singaporean man, was arrested on 28 August for raping a Russian woman in India.

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He had reportedly raped the victim on 26 August in Manali, a resort town that is popular with backpacking tourists in the Indian Himalayas.

According to Ajit Weekly News, Lee is being accused of raping a 38-year-old Russian woman who was staying at the resort with her mother.

Gurdev Chand Sharma, the Superintendent of police, said that the victim had reported that Lee had assaulted her after calling her to his hotel room.

She had befriended the 23-year-old man a few days before the alleged rape and had been at the resort town since April.

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Lee was on a tourist visa at the time and arrived in July.

He is currently in police remand until 2 September after standing before a local court on Monday, and at the time of writing, the embassies of Singapore and Russia have been informed and investigations are ongoing.

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