Crime & Safety

Security flaws at resorts to the fore

The rape of a woman IT professional from Bangalore at a premium resort in Poovar, some 30 km from here, on November 28 has thrown up questions about the safety of women coming to Kerala for vacationing.

The incident happened as the industry was gearing up for another peak tourist season. Just weeks ago, travel guide Lonely Planet had listed Kerala among the world’s 10 best destinations for family holidays in 2014. The resort has not reported any cancellations after the incident. Yet, industry stakeholders wonder whether the State’s women-friendly image would suffer.

The 40-year-old woman, hailing from West Bengal, was in the resort with her colleagues as part of an official junket. Spread over 18 acres of land, the 78-room resort has CCTV coverage only in the main wing, and can be accessed only by boat.

Full report here Hindu


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