British tourist jumps out of hotel window in India 'to escape sexual assault'

British tourist jumps out of hotel window in India 'to escape sexual assault'

A British tourist is recovering in hospital after jumping out of her hotel window in India while trying to escape an alleged sexual assault.

Police sources say the 25-year-old was staying in a hotel in the tourist hub of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, when a man entered her first floor room and attempted to sexually assault her.

The woman reportedly tried to flee the attack by jumping from her window, and was admitted to a local hospital with fractured legs and head injuries.

The alleged attacker, who has now been arrested, is believed to be the owner of the hotel, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The Sun reports that a Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the reports and we are urgently looking into it. We are in contact with our colleagues in India."

The news comes just a week after a gang of six Indian men raped a Swiss tourist as her husband was tied up and forced to watch.

The couple had been on a cycling holiday in Datia, in Madhya Pradesh, 200km south of Agra.

The woman was attacked on Friday night when the couple stopped to camp in a forest.

A group of six men - said to be farmers from nearby villages - appeared in court yesterday charged with gang rape, according to the Independent.

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