Police in India reported today that they are detaining 20 men in connection with Friday night’s gang rape of a Swiss female tourist who was on a cycling trip with her husband in the central India Datia district of Madhya Pradesh state, according to a March 17 report from CBS News.
Those men are all being questioned by police; but no arrests have been made yet.
As part of their investigation, police have registered a rape case against seven of those men currently being detained and are continuing their search for additional suspects.
During their cycling trip, the couple was setting up camp on Friday night and had pitched a tent in a wooded area near Jatia village. That’s when “they were attacked by a group of men armed with wooden sticks,” according to police.
The woman and her husband told the Indian police that the 39-year-old Swiss female tourist was raped “by seven or eight men.” Police say the husband was also attacked.
The men beat up the husband, tied him to a tree and then raped the woman, police said.
This latest Indian gang rape comes only three months after the highly publicized gang rape of a 23-year-old student raped while riding a bus in New Delhi. That young lady died from injuries sustained in the assault against her.
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