American woman raped, robbed in Hyderabad

An American woman working with the Clinton Foundation here was allegedly raped at her residence in posh Banjara Hills area here and Rs five lakh was also robbed from her, police said today.

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 17:18 PM IST

Hyderabad: An American woman working with the
Clinton Foundation here was allegedly raped at her residence
in posh Banjara Hills area here and Rs five lakh was also
robbed from her, police said today.

The incident took place last night when the 30-year-old
victim was alone at her residence. An intruder barged into the
penthouse and sexually assaulted her. He also forcibly took
away Rs 5 lakh cash from her, Banjara Hills Police Inspector
Sudarshan said.

The woman lodged a police complaint this morning. Based
on description of the suspect given by her, we have launched a
manhunt, he said, adding that the US national has been
admitted to a hospital here.

"The woman has been staying as a tenant in the house from
October 2009. She is working as a nutritionist in the NGO...
the incident took place between 3 am and 4 am," DCP Hyderabad
West Zone Stephen Ravindra said.

Senior police officers, including Police Commissioner A K
Khan, visited her house this morning. Two special teams have
been set up to nab the suspect, Sudarshan said.

PTI