March 16th, 2013
10:42 AM ET

Swiss camper in India gang-raped, police say

Police are investigating the gang-rape of a tourist in central India, the latest black eye for the country over violence against women.

A Swiss couple was camping near a forest in India's Datia district when a group of men beat the husband and raped his wife, the district's deputy superintendent of police, R.S. Prajapati, told CNN. There were between five and seven attackers, he said.

The couple arrived in Mumbai on February 3 and were on a cycling tour across the country, said D.K. Arya, deputy inspector general of police.

The attackers stole a laptop, 10,000 rupees (US $185) and a mobile phone, he said. The victims went to police and the woman was hospitalized and later released.

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  1. Name s kel

    Sad,sad,sad. Theres going to be more to this story later.

    March 16, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Troubling yes. Lot of tourists flock to that country.

    March 16, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Secret Squirrel

    This is what happens when the gods of a society resemble animals. The people become animals.

    March 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nonsense. Like gang rapes aren't committed by Christians? Nonsense.

      March 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ronnie

    INDUUSSS for you. Ya'all should revert back to the father.

    March 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Oh, this is horrific! That poor woman!

    March 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. med

    OMG.
    What's happening in India ?

    March 16, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sand

    it was the womens fault see went to a dangerous place at night she new that the place was dangerous but she did it because she wanted someone to be jailed and destroyed for life she said the best way to punish india is to do something like this destroy 5 indian mens life and make headlines internationly and destroy a countrys reputation and so other countrys diminiss trade with india and make children suffer in india this women was racist and hated indians because they are independent.

    March 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |