6 Men Arrested in India Gang Rape of Swiss Tourist
Swiss embassy is pressing for 'swift justice' in attack
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2013 5:49 AM CDT
Updated Mar 18, 2013 12:01 AM CDT
Indian children participate in a protest against child abuse and rising crimes against women, in Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, March 16, 2013.   (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

(Newser) – Six men have been arrested in the gang rape of a Swiss tourist in India, CNN reports; five "have confessed to gang-raping the woman and attacking her husband," says a police spokesman, per Sky News. The couple were touring the country by bicycle when spotted by the attackers, police say. "They were passing by, noticed the couple putting up their tent, and saw an opportunity to attack and rape the woman," says the spokesman. Police have recovered valuables belonging to the couple, CNN notes. Charges are pending, and the Swiss embassy is calling for a "swift investigation and for justice to be done" in the attack, the latest high-profile instance of sexual violence in India.

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Mar 18, 2013 5:07 AM CDT
Who goes biking thru Madhya Pradesh anyway? Isn't the Swiss countryside beautiful enough? Didn't these people watch The Sound of Music? My dad always taught me to avoid trouble. These people went out of their way to look for it. I can think of a million places more conducive to a fulfilling biking holiday than south Asia..
Mar 18, 2013 12:34 AM CDT
Muslim & Hindus is Eastern nations treat woman like garbage. They are still in the stone age & they wonder why they live in poverty.
Mar 17, 2013 2:28 PM CDT
I am wondering if this scenario in India is indicative of the whole culture, or just parts of it. Specifically, I wonder if the assailants are Muslim, Hindu, Sikh etc...