India court frees four accused of American tourist’s gang-rape – ABS
A judge said the four accused could no longer contribute to the police investigation and served no purpose in custody, PTI reported. They have been ordered not to leave the country.
The victim told police she was part of a tour group visiting India in April last year when her local guide gave her a spiked bottle of water and raped her with acquaintances inside her hotel room.
Four men were later charged with her rape.
She told investigators she had no memory of the assault for nearly three months after she returned from India.
“The first two nights I was drugged, physically assaulted and sexually assaulted,” she told an Indian news network at the time.
“I had no memory of what happened to me while I was in India. I regained my memory three months later around the end of July and that’s when I took action,” she said.
The tour guide, a driver, a cleaner and a hotel employee were arrested after police received her formal complaint through an American charity.