INDIA-In another shameful incident, at least eight Indian nationals are now under probe after they gang-raped a 39-year-old Swiss female tourist in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh.
Shocked over the case, Swiss Ambassador Linus von Castelmur urged a “swift” investigation for the sake of the victim.
“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,” said a statement from the Swiss embassy.
The rape incident which took place Friday night came just three months after the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi last December 2012.
The Swiss woman was on a cycling holiday with her husband when the attack happened. While spending a night camp in the forest, eight men suddenly appeared from the woods and beat them with sticks, police said.
The men raped the woman while the husband was being tied to a tree.
Officials estimated that one woman is raped every twenty minutes in India.