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Swiss rape case: 6 accused remanded to police custody

March 18, 2013 19:16 IST

The six accused arrested in connection with the gang rape of a Swiss woman were on Monday remanded in police custody for a day by a local court. They were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate R P Yadav, Deputy Inspector General D K Arya told PTI.

The police are now waiting for the woman and her husband to return from New Delhi so that they can identify the accused and their looted belongings. Police have recovered a 12-bore gun from the accused; apart from the things they had looted from the couple: laptop, laptop-charger, mobile phone and Rs 5,500 cash.

All the accused are in the age group of 19-25 years, police said. They were identified as Baba, Bhutha, Rampro, Gaza alias Brajesh, Vishnu Kanjar and Nitin Kanjar.

The 39-year-old Swiss woman, on a cycling trip with her husband, was allegedly gang-raped by the accused at a forested area at Jhadia village, 8 km from Datia town, on the night of March 15. The couple was touring the region on bicycle as a part of their India tour.

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