British woman jumps from hotel balcony

DELHI — A British woman has been injured after jumping from a hotel balcony to escape from alleged harassment in Agra, India, local police say.

The woman, in her 30s, told police she asked for a wake-up call at 04:00 but when the hotel owner knocked on her door then, he offered her a massage.

She told police he would not leave so she locked the door and jumped from her balcony to the level below, injuring her leg, before fleeing the hotel.

Police have arrested the hotel owner.

A spokesman for the British High Commission in India said UK consular officials in Delhi have spoken to the woman and to the local police.

A consular team is travelling to Agra to provide assistance to the woman, he added. The city is home to the Taj Mahal.

The senior superintendent of police in Agra, Subhah Chandra Dubey, told the BBC the woman’s injury to her leg ligament had been treated, and she had been moved to another hotel.

She also had two women constables with her for her security, he said. (BBC)

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