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Swiss national gangrape: MP Home Minister says foreigners don't follow state rules


Hemender Sharma,CNN-IBN
Mar 17, 2013 at 07:53pm IST

Bhopal: Two days after a group of men allegedly gangraped a tourist from Switzerland and assaulted her husband in Madhya Pradesh, the state's Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta, while calling the incident "unfortunate", said more often than not, "foreign nations fail to follow rules of the state". He added that if the foreigners inform the Assistant Superintendent of Police after entering the state, additional security arrangements could be made for them.

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.

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In a major breakthrough in the case, the Madhya Pradesh Police arrested six people from Datia district. Police had on Saturday detained thirteen people for questioning in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, the Swiss Embassy issued a statement after the incident 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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