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India police detain 20 men over Swiss tourist’s rape

International desk - March 18th, 2013

Police detained 20 men Sunday in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state after a Swiss woman on a cycling trip was gang-raped.
No arrests have been made so far but police were questioning the men in connection with the rape and assault on the woman and her husband in Datia district of the state, said senior police officer DK Arya.
He said the couple told police the woman had been raped by seven or eight men, but that it was dark and they could not be sure of the exact number.
As a first step, police have registered a case of rape against seven unidentified men and were searching nearby villages, he said, reports The Straits Times.
The attack comes three months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians and spurred the government to pass laws to protect women.