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'Sexually harassed' American student shares horrific India experience

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Aug 21, 2013 at 12:53pm IST

New Delhi: An American student's account of her trip to India has once again brought out the harsh reality of how safe women feel in India. An American student, Michaela Cross, turned citizen journalist or I Reporter for CNN and has shared a horrific account of her study trip to India in 2012.

She has documented 'incessant sexual harassment', from groping to stalking and worse, including two attempts to rape her in the span of 48 hours. The 23-year-old left Pune for the US and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.

She is, in fact, on a mental leave of absence from her university in Chicago, which says it is committed to students' safety but is not commenting on her leave.

'Sexually harassed' American student shares horrific India experience

She has documented 'incessant sexual harassment', groping, stalking and worse, including two attempts to rape her in the span of 48 hours.

Many have been commenting on her account on the internet with 350,000 page views of her story on Tuesday. The story has gone viral on social media sites.

Read the full account written by Michaela Cross here

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