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Swiss rape victim to stay in India to help probe

March 18, 2013 14:23 IST

The Swiss national, who was gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh last week, has said they will continue to stay in the country along with her husband for the moment while expressing readiness to fully cooperate in the ongoing investigation and identification process.

"The embassy confirms that the victims reached New Delhi in the early hours of March 17, 2013. They were provided medical assistance on their arrival and are currently recovering. While speaking to Ambassador Linus von Castelmur the couple expressed their readiness to fully cooperate in the ongoing investigation and identification process. They will continue to stay in India for the moment," a Swiss embassy release said.

The embassy also thanked the Madhya Pradesh police for its cooperation.

The Swiss tourist, on a cycling trip along with her husband in Madhya Pradesh, was allegedly gang-raped at a forest area in Datia district, on the night of March 15.

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