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Gangrape case: Victim extremely traumatised, says Danish cops

Two police officials from Denmark on Thursday told a Delhi court that the 52-year-old Danish woman, who was allegedly gangraped here last year, was "extremely traumatised" when she reached her native country after the incident and has still not recovered.



New Delhi: Two police officials from Denmark on Thursday told a Delhi court that the 52-year-old Danish woman, who was allegedly gangraped here last year, was "extremely traumatised" when she reached her native country after the incident and has still not recovered.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded the statements of prosecution witnesses Rasmus Nielsen, Inspector (investigation) in Copenhagen Police and Britta Almfort, Detective Inspector with the force.

Delhi police, in its charge sheet, had said the eight accused, all vagabonds, had allegedly robbed and gangraped the Danish tourist at knife-point on the night of January 14, 2014 after leading her to a secluded spot close to the Divisional Railway Officers' Club near New Delhi Railway Station.

Nielsen said he had met the victim at Copenhagen airport on the evening of January 15, 2014 with the help of a nurse provided to help victim of rape crises and she was taken to the state hospital.

The woman was examined at the special ICU in the hospital and her forensic medical examination was also done, he said.

He said had he conducted the woman's interview and the case was handed over to detective sergeant Almfort.

He added that he had interviewed the woman thrice in January last year and it was recorded in Danish language and then translated in English.

"In the interview, she was asked about the incident. She was extremely exhausted and traumatised and so she was not able to narrate all the complete facts at that time," Nielsen deposed, adding that in the first interview on January 15, 2014, the woman had given details about the age of some of the perpetrators.

Witness Almfort, who was marked with the case on January 20, 2014, testified that she had interviewed the victim twice and she was in a "very bad condition, both mentally and physically" when she met her.

"Victim was extremely traumatised by the incident and she has still not recovered completely. Her teeth were also damaged in the incident and she had not resumed her normal work till date," Almfort said, adding that the woman was still afraid of going out in "dark". 

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