Indian Cops Nab Five in Tourist Rape

    A Swiss woman, center, who, according to police, was gang-raped by a group of eight men while touring by bicycle with her husband, is escorted by policewomen for a medical examination at a hospital in Gwalior, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Saturday, March 16, 2013. Thirteen men were detained and questioned in connection with the attack, which occurred Friday night as the couple camped out in a forest after bicycling from the temple town of Orchha, local police officer R.K. Gurjar said. The men beat the couple and gang-raped the woman, he said. They also stole the couple's mobile phone, a laptop computer and 10,000 rupees ($185), Gurjar said.  The woman's face was concealed with a hood, a common practice in India, where law does not allow rape victims to be identified publicly to protect them from the stigma attached to rape in the conservative country.(AP Photo)


    Police said on Sunday that five people have confessed in the rape of a Swiss tourist who was camping in central India over the weekend. The woman and her husband were allegedly attacked while vacationing in Madhya Pradesh by a group of about eight or nine men, and police said the woman was raped by four of them. Five people have been detained in the attack, but no one has been formerly arrested. Police said they interrogated up to 20 suspects. The attackers allegedly stole 10,000 rupees, a mobile phone, and a laptop from the victim and her husband, who are on a three-month tourist visa in India. The attack comes just months after the country recovers from the horrifying rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old student in Delhi.

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