NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly shoving a metal rod down the throat of a 22-year-old woman during an attempted rape at her home in New Delhi, detectives said today.
The attack, which happened on Monday night, comes only weeks after a fatal attack on a 23-year-old student who was gang-raped and violated with a rusty iron bar on a bus in Delhi on December 16.
Ajay Chaudhry, a senior police officer investigating the case, told AFP the accused tried to rape the girl and when she resisted his move, he shoved a rod inside her mouth.
They have arrested the accused, and a case of assault and attempt to murder has been registered.
The victim underwent surgery but is stable now, the officer added.