March 17th, 2013
05:56 AM ET

5 men confess to gang-raping tourist in India

Five men have confessed to gang-raping a Swiss tourist in central India, authorities said Sunday.

Police said they will give out more information at a news conference later in the day.

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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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January 22nd, 2013
01:37 AM ET

Accused wants gang rape case moved out of Indian capital

The lawyer for one of the men accused in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman wants the trial moved out of New Delhi, where emotions have run high over the case.

The defense lawyer will argue before the Indian Supreme Court today that transferring legal proceedings outside the Indian capital would ensure a free and fair hearing.

The case has gripped India, prompting protests in the capital and other cites over the treatment of women and criticism of the way sexual assault cases are dealt with.


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