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Japanese woman drugged, robbed by Lankan guide

A Japanese woman visiting India to document the Independence Day celebrations was drugged and robbed of her belongings by a man who claimed to be a Sri Lankan tour guide.

According to police, the woman, who had arrived in Delhi on August 10, was approached by the accused guide outside the New Delhi railway station where he offered his services to her. When she agreed, he told her that he was from Sri Lanka and he used to sell coconuts there but could not earn a decent living. So he came to Delhi and became a guide.

On August 11, he took her to several unfamiliar places including a restaurant the next day and ordered food for them. 

“The woman started feeling dizzy after consuming the food and drink and became unconscious,” said a police official. Police said  she was lying unconscious near Sarojini Nagar on Friday morning. Among the items reported missing by the woman were an expensive camera, an Apple mobile handset and Rs 15,000 in cash. A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.
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