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India: Gang rape suspects arrested

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 18 March 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, India: Gang rape suspects arrested, 18 March 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/519a6b13c.html [accessed 9 December 2016]
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March 18, 2013

Indian police have detained five men who have reportedly confessed to gang-raping a Swiss woman.

A sixth suspect has also been arrested.

Police said investigators have also recovered a laptop computer, mobile phone, and cash that was stolen from the woman and her husband in the attack March 15 in Madhya Pradesh state.

Police said the 39-year-old woman and her husband were on a biking holiday when they were attacked.

Police said the husband was beaten and tied up and the woman was raped.

The woman has been released from the hospital and taken to New Delhi.

It was the latest high-profile incident of rape violence in India. In December, a 23-year-old Indian student died after she was gang-raped and assaulted in New Delhi.

Based on reports from AP, Reuters, and AFP

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