Police: Swiss Tourist Gang-Raped in India
She is recovering in hospital; several suspects held for questioning
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 16, 2013 7:37 AM CDT
In this March 1 photo, Indian protesters attack a police vehicle with stones during a protest against the rape of a 7-year-old girl in New Delhi.   (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

(Newser) – A Swiss woman who was touring by bicycle with her husband through the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh was gang-raped by a group of men, police said today. Thirteen men were detained and questioned in connection with the attack, which occurred last night as the couple camped out in a forest after bicycling from the temple town of Orchha, said a local police officer. Six were released after questioning. The men beat the couple and gang-raped the woman, he said. They also stole the couple's mobile phone, a laptop computer, and about $185.

The woman was in a hospital today in the nearby city of Gwalior, and both she and her husband were said to be fine physically. India has seen outrage and widespread protests against rape and attacks on women since December's fatal gang-rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi. One of the lead suspects in that case was found dead this week in his prison cell.

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Mar 17, 2013 6:58 PM CDT
It is not nice to call anyone a Nazi. Is that a slur? Some of my best friends are Nazis? Springtime For Hitler and Germany?
Mar 17, 2013 6:21 PM CDT
As though I needed a reason to avoid this country.
Mar 17, 2013 11:34 AM CDT
Guys who commit crimes such as this one should have their junk removed by society. They will not be able to shower with their fellow men, use a men's urinal, or have a normal physical relationship with any woman. They will be constantly reminded of their misdeed, and will pay handsomely for their heinous crime for the rest of their natural lives (assuming they want to live like that). This is a dynamite deterrent towards this sort of deviant behavior - no man wants to be dickless!