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Swiss tourist gang-raped in central India

March 16, 2013

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Indians shout anti-government slogans as they take part in a protest in New Delhi on December 30, 2012 after the cremation ceremony for a gang-rape victim. — AFP Photo/File

NEW DELHI: Indian media are reporting that a Swiss tourist was gang-raped in the central state of Madhya Pradesh and that 13 men are being questioned.    

Local police superintendent C S Solanki told the Press Trust of India that the woman and her husband had camped out for the night in a forest after bicycling from the temple town of Orchha on Friday when they were attacked by a group of eight men.

He said the couple were beaten and had their belongings stolen, and that the woman was gang-raped.

Solanki said police were questioning 13 men in connection with the attack.

India has seen outrage and protests against rape and attacks on women since the fatal gang-rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi in December.