Maid stages protest on top of tower over rapists

Maid stages protest on top of tower over rapists

A YOUNG woman, screaming from atop a 61m telecommunications tower that she had been gang-raped, refused to leave her perch despite lengthy coaxing by the police.

However, she was forced to climb down after more than four hours when a flock of crows, which had built their nests there, started pecking at her, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The 26-year-old West Bengal woman who lived in a rented house in Tikri village, had climbed the tower in northern Gurgaon, India, and threatened to jump each time a fireman or policeman got near her.

The rescuers managed to trace her phone number and spoke to her but she still refused to climb down.

The woman alleged that the owner of a local photo studio and his friends had raped and repeatedly harrassed her with lewd remarks whenever she walked through the streets.

The woman, who is married but had been living separately from her husband over the past six years, worked as a domestic helper and had been living in Tikri since September last year.

Police officers who talked to her promised they would take action against the culprits.

After she was chased down by the crows from the tower, she was given a medical examination and her statement was taken.

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