Thirteen held after Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

Thirteen men are being held after a Swiss tourist was robbed and gang-raped in the central state of Madhya Pradesh of India.

Thirteen men are being held after a Swiss tourist was robbed and gang-raped in the central state of Madhya Pradesh of India.

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.

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