Man held for trying to rape Dutch woman in Mumbai

Mumbai: A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a Dutch theatre artiste in suburban Goregaon, police said on Thursday.

The incident occurred when the 20-year-old victim was returning to her rented house in suburban Mulund in an auto-rickshaw in the wee hours of Tuesday, they said.

According to police, the driver telephoned one of his friends, who boarded the three-wheeler mid way and sat next to the former.

The accused then drove her to a secluded location in Aarey Colony and tried to rape her, police said, adding that as the victim resisted by raising an alarm, the duo ran away with her purse.

However, it was not yet clear as to which of the two accused has been arrested.