: For a Japanese woman, Kullu Valley in India is a horrible and dangerous place to visit. The 30-year-old Japanese visitor to India had flagged down taxi cab recently in Manali, a resort town in the Himalayan foothills popular with foreign travellers. She stopped the taxi to take her to a neighbouring town.
She was instead taken to an isolated location in a nearby forest.
The accused taxi driver by the name of Deepak (37), tried to force himself on her inside the cab. The victim told cops that she gave in after his chilling threat, as she did not want to suffer the fate of Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old woman who died 12 days after being gang-raped by six men inside a bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012.
For the average tourist, Kulu is a beautiful part of India with broad open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Largi.
This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine and deodar forest and sprawling apple orchards.
Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan Ranges.
The Japanese tourist who was raped by a taxi driver in Kullu on May 30 told police that she stopped resisting her attacker after he threatened her to "call five or six men and have her gang raped".