Tourist in India Jumps Off Balcony

    The facade of an Indian hotel, where a British tourist reportly jumped from in an attempt to escape a sexual assault, is pictured in Agra on March 19, 2013. A female British tourist was admitted to hospital after jumping through a hotel window March 19 in a bid to escape a sex assault in the Indian city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, police said.  The incident comes just days after a Swiss cyclist was gang-raped by a group of villagers while on a cycling trip with her husband that included a stop in the Taj Mahal city of Agra. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hotel in Arga, India where British tourist reportedly escaped assualt. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty)

    A British woman vacationing in India jumped off a three-story balcony to avoid a sexual assault by the hotel’s owner, local police reported on Tuesday. The woman, who is in her 30s, was vacationing in Agra, near the Taj Mahal, when a hotel owner allegedly responded to her wakeup call by offering to give her a massage. She told police the hotel owner wouldn’t leave, so she went out on the balcony, locked the door, and then jumped the three stories to the ground. Despite injuring her leg, she managed to flee. Police arrested the hotel owner, who said he had gone up to the room because the woman was not responding to the intercom wakeup call.

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