Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Six in court for India tourist rape

The attack comes months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians

Six men accused of raping a Swiss tourist who was cycling with her husband in central India have appeared in court charged with gang rape.

Police said the men were arrested in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh state and are poor farmers from nearby villages.

The men were arrested yesterday.

The attack occurred Friday night as the couple camped in a forest in Datia district.

They told police that the woman had been raped by seven or eight men, but that it was dark and they could not be sure of the exact number.

The attack came three months after the fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus which caused outrage across India.

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