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India gang rape claim: Police investigate robbery, sex attack on Danish tourist

A forensic official examines a spot where a Danish woman alleges she was robbed and gang-raped in New Delhi.

A Danish tourist told police she was gang raped, beaten and robbed after getting lost in the heart of the the Indian capital, New Delhi officials said Wednesday.

“We are questioning a number of men in relation to the complaint which she filed with us,” Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told NBC News.

The 51-year-old said she was attacked near Connaught Place in New Delhi - in the heart of the tourist district losing her way and asking for directions, he added.

Bhagat said two people were arrested after a daylong search, according to The Associated Press. He declined to say how many other men were being questioned but Indian newspaper The Hindustan Times reported that six men armed with a knife carried out the attack.

The tourist who was robbed of her cash, iPad and telephone, and refused a medical examination.

She managed to reach her hotel Tuesday evening and the owner called police, the AP reported.

"When she came, it was miserable," said Amit Bahl, owner of the Amax hotel in the Paharganj area. The woman was "not in good shape," he told the AP.

"I am really ashamed that this happened," said Bahl.

The woman has since left India to return to Denmark, Baghat said. 

Danish Ambassador Freddy Svane told Reuters there "is a case of alleged raped concerning a Danish citizen," but gave no further details. 

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.