NEW DELHI - China has asked its citizens, especially women, staying in India to be on alert and avoid going out alone after a Chinese woman was raped in New Delhi earlier this week.
Citing the ferocious gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old women in New Delhi in December, the report said the incident had "shocked the world."
"Moreover, rapes are being reported on a daily basis in India," it said.
Chinese diplomats got in touch with the ministry of external affairs and the Delhi Police soon after the news of the crime broke earlier this week.
The report, which didn't divulge details of the case, said that the Chinese embassy in New Delhi confirmed the case of rape. Expressing "shock and anger" over the incident, the Embassy said the security of Chinese citizens can never be violated. "The embassy urged the Indian government to seriously deal with this incident, protect the security, legal rights and privacy of the victim of the rape, as well as to arrest and harshly punish the rapist to render justice to the victim," it said.
It also urged the Indian authorities to take efficient measures to protect Chinese citizens in India and prevent similar incidents to happen again.