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Swiss woman gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, 8 detained

Last updated on: March 16, 2013 12:07 IST

A Swiss woman was gang-raped by a group of eight unidentified persons in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place near the town late on Friday night when the woman along with her husband was touring the region on a bicycle as part of their India tour, Datia Superintendent of Police C S Solanki told PTI.

 The couple was camping at a place on their way back from Orchha, where temples of Lord Ram are situated, and were proceeding to Agra when they were looted and the victim was allegedly gang-raped in the presence of her husband, police said.

The woman has been admitted to Kamalaraje hospital in Gwalior and her medical tests have confirmed rape, police sources said.

Eight persons have been rounded up on the basis of suspicion and are being questioned in connection with the case, the SP said.

 "We are scouring the forest area in search of those involved in the crime," he said without giving more details.

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