Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

UK woman recovers after hotel leap

A British woman has reportedly jumped from a hotel window in Agra
A British woman has reportedly jumped from a hotel window in Agra

An injured British woman is recovering in India after leaping from a third-floor hotel window when the establishment's owner apparently tried to force his way into her room.

The tourist told police she requested a 4am wake-up call but the manager who came to her door allegedly offered her a massage and refused to leave.

She fled by jumping from the balcony of the building in the northern city of Agra, close to the Taj Mahal.

The hotel owner was later arrested.

The Foreign Office said it was providing consular assistance to the British national, who injured her legs in the fall.

Senior superintendent Subhah Chandra Dubey told the BBC the hotel owner claimed to have knocked on the tourist's door after staff failed to rouse her on the intercom.

Mr Dubey said the woman was moved to another hotel and allocated two female constables as security following her ordeal.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident involving a British national in Agra, India. We are in contact in with the local authorities and are providing consular assistance to the British national."

The episode comes days after a Swiss woman was gang raped while cycling through a neighbouring state with her husband.

The woman was attacked on Friday night when the couple stopped to camp in a forest in the Datia district of Madhya Pradesh, 120 miles south of Agra.

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