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Mar 16, 2013 at 07:42pm IST

Swiss woman gangrape: 13 detained in Madhya Pradesh for questioning

Bhopal: Thirteen people have been detained for questioning in connection with the gangrape of a Swiss woman in the Datia district in Madhya Pradesh. A Swiss woman was allegedly gangraped by seven men in the Datia district in Madhya Pradesh. The woman was cycling along with her husband from Orchha in MP to Agra in Uttar Pradesh.

The couple was camping near Jhadia village when seven men allegedly looted them and raped the woman. A case has been registered against seven unidentified people in Datia Civil Lines police station in Madhya Pradesh.

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Reports say the woman's husband was also beaten up. The men also stole the couple's laptop and fled the scene.

Meanwhile, the Swiss Embassy issued a statement after the statement and said, "The Embassy is most distressed with the gang-rape of a Swiss national in Madhya Pradesh. The Ambassador has been able to speak to the victim and her partner and has assured them of all possible support. Their health and treatment is the priority of the moment. The Embassy has also been in touch with the local authorities and has requested for swift investigation and for justice to be done."

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The police have identified the age group of the seven accused on the basis of the complaint. The woman has been taken to the Gwalior hospital. The police have also cordoned off the forest area where the incident happened.

"The couple had cycled into the forest where they stopped to rest. A group of men confronted them and tried to steal their laptop. The victim is undergoing medical examination. We have been searching the forest but the culprits are still absconding," Police officer MI Dhodi said.

Meanwhile another gangrape has been reported in Indore, too. A woman was gangraped on a moving bus on Thursday. Three men have been arrested in the case.

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