Mar 18, 2013

Six Held Over India Rape of Swiss Woman

Police in India's Madhya Pradesh state say they have arrested six people in connection with the gang rape of a Swiss tourist.

The men appeared before a local magistrate and were remanded in custody to return to court on Tuesday.

The woman was attacked as she camped with her husband in woodland near a village in Datia district on Friday.

The arrests come as cross-party talks on harsher punishments and tougher laws for rape begin in the capital, Delhi.

The latest attack comes three months after the gang rape of a 23-year-old female student on a bus in Delhi.

The rape and the student's later death in hospital triggered widespread protests against the treatment of women in India and sparked demands for tougher laws.

Source: BBC News  


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