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Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

2013-03-16 11:49

New Delhi - A group of eight men allegedly raped a 39-year-old Swiss tourist and assaulted her husband in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

The crime took place at a village near Datia town late Friday, said district superintendent of police CS Solanki.

The couple were travelling by bicycle from the temple town of Orchha to Seonda when they stopped to camp near the village for the night, Solanki said.

Eight men attacked the couple with wooden sticks, beat up and overpowered the husband and raped the woman, according to the complaint made by the husband, Solanki said.

They also looted the couple's belongings before fleeing, Solanki added.


The woman had been admitted to a hospital in the nearby town of Gwalior, with preliminary tests confirming that she had been raped, NDTV news channel reported, citing police sources.

Solanki said eight people had been detained for questioning in connection with the incident but that police were still searching for all of the attackers.

The rising number of rape cases in India has been a cause of concern, especially after a 23-year-old woman was gang raped in a moving bus in the Indian capital in December 2012.

A total of 24 206 cases of rape were reported in 2011, according to government data. The figures for 2012 have not yet been collated.

Comments
  • Frederick Nel - 2013-03-16 11:57

    Wow these guys dont fear Indias justice system and chances are they will find them. Well ether way they will be punish and i hope it 10 fold worse than what this couple had to go through.

      Fidel Chavista - 2013-03-17 10:17

      Drivel, mindless drivel from start to finish!

  • vince.vanrooyen.1 - 2013-03-16 11:58

    When is this madness going to end! How can one human scar and damage another human in this manner? Rape should carry a death sentence internationally!

      yam.yam.90813 - 2013-03-18 08:43

      or every woman should start carrying a knife... let's see him rape again when he has nothing!

      Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 13:41

      It carries the death penalty in China.

  • sanjay.monsingh - 2013-03-16 12:18

    a new law created there can even give the death sentence to them for the rape and i do hope they get it

  • Gavin Venter - 2013-03-16 12:21

    there are other ways to ensure the death of your countries tourist industry I hope they kill these f'ing cowards, slowly, they must die screaming as their souls go to hell where they will burn in a lake of fire for all eternity

  • Fidel Chavista - 2013-03-16 12:28

    It appears that the Ganges river has been infected with some sort of virus that cause the upper male physiology in India to submit its power to the genital region. Has rape always been this prevalent in India, or is it a case of it being given more prominence now.

      Thandi Manjati - 2013-03-16 13:21

      Maybe it was less reported before!!!

      Thandi Manjati - 2013-03-16 13:21

      Maybe it was less reported before!!!

      yam.yam.90813 - 2013-03-18 08:41

      even in the West only about 1 in 9 cases are reported. Most victims feel great shame and suffer in silence.

      Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 13:43

      I'd say it's the only part of their bodies that actually work, because their brains certainly don't function.

  • Eugene Beyers - 2013-03-16 12:52

    Why use apes and mice for lab testing when we have guys like these ? These are fine specimens to test if humans can survive on Mars without any space clothing !!

      Rachel Lawrence - 2013-03-16 14:26

      lol i love that...send them to the moon...with no return ticket...bwahahahahaha

      Rachel Lawrence - 2013-03-16 14:26

      lol i love that...send them to the moon...with no return ticket...bwahahahahaha

      Simphiwe Tladi - 2013-03-16 16:29

      Good point,I second you there

      Rahmah Kalonji - 2013-03-16 16:51

      lmao...... i totally agree wit u! gosh u had me rolling on the floor!!!

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-03-16 12:53

    I use to respect the indian culture but it seems they have become lost...

      Fidel Chavista - 2013-03-16 13:00

      At list these rapists haven't said that they are raping in the name of their culture?

      Fidel Chavista - 2013-03-16 13:00

      At list these rapists haven't said that they are raping in the name of their culture?

      Fidel Chavista - 2013-03-16 17:53

      Oh my goodness!

      Keegan Moodley - 2013-03-16 21:08

      Real men don't rape and I agree with your comments about the different cultures that commit this cruel crime and they will pay because this baby back bull s--t. What about the men in South Africa that gang rape 3 year old babies and 90 year old grandmothers to cure their illnesses.Now, how did you forget to mention it

      Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 13:47

      Why did you respect them?. They possess no virtue that anybody can possibly respect. They're an immoral lost nation with no hope, because they have no God.

  • Muhammed Bhyat - 2013-03-16 13:09

    Castrate these rapists and these animals will never be able to do it again and it will act as a deterrent for all others.

      Fezile Ntontela - 2013-03-17 07:43

      even when castrated they will use objects to violate women's rights

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-16 13:10

    Savages are everywhere or is rape a new sort of mental illness?.

  • Aubrey Mathinjwa - 2013-03-16 13:16

    Yet it is said South Africa is the rape capital of the world

      chantelle.bosch.37 - 2013-03-16 21:09

      Actually, South Africa IS the rape capital of the world... You see, it happens so seldom elsewhere, that when it does everyone talks about it... whereas it is so common in South Africa, it is not even mentioned in over probably more than 90% of the cases....

  • herman.letlalo - 2013-03-16 13:23

    where is the rest of our community, dissapointed that its not our beautiful azania?

  • Tim Mthimkhulu - 2013-03-16 13:52

    indian culture is to be blamed here as men are suppresed in a way. let them have as many wife as they can

      Stephen Chagadama - 2013-03-16 18:56

      You can have ten wives and still be a rapist

      Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 13:52

      I personally think that Indian culture is non existent.

  • Le Roux Dupper - 2013-03-16 13:53

    There goes my intention to visit India !!!!

      ange.kritzinger - 2013-03-16 14:15

      :) Not without bodyguards and some serious weapons! And a large group. But then, South Africa isn't safe either. I would still like to visit India.

      cokiswa.mhlahlo - 2013-03-16 20:27

      I wud never even think abt visiting that country full of primitive horny beasts.

      Judith Patricia Miller - 2013-03-16 20:55

      Don't let this put you off - I visited and loved it, planning my next trip, this incident was isolated for sure

      Judith Patricia Miller - 2013-03-16 20:55

      Don't let this put you off - I visited and loved it, planning my next trip, this incident was isolated for sure

      Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 13:55

      Why would you want to visit India, of all the places in the world, that's more civilized and safe?. I think that a visit to your psychologist would be a better idea.

  • Mike Suter - 2013-03-16 14:35

    So sorry for that poor couple . Its seems that SA is not the only Country suffering with this plague. It will take the death sentence to bring things under control ....

  • Leon Young - 2013-03-16 14:45

    And then people talk about human rights and human compassion for rapists and murderers indeed a sick world we live in

      marion.wannenberg - 2013-03-16 17:34

      If I was a rapist I would also talk about the human rights and compassion for all rapists.. and we both know who has the compassion!!

      Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 13:57

      I hope that they try and rape Chinese girls, that will be their last attempt. Chinese don't play with rapists.

  • Logan Naidoo - 2013-03-16 14:49

    Let it be known that SA Indians r totally different from those elsewhere in the world. Do not associate us with the rest. India is a disgrace 2 all indians living outside of it.

      Tshembani T Mhlengwe Mabasa - 2013-03-16 15:17

      dey rape every living thing in india

      Fidel Chavista - 2013-03-16 16:03

      Not to worry Logan, Indians, like Afrikaners are not a homogenous group!

      Vishum Motheram - 2013-03-17 15:05

      What makes you so special. Your forefathers r from India unless u didn't know. As an Indian with morals and standards I am truly embarrassed given the supposed non violent demeanor of indigenous Indians like our great great grandparents. Don't be ignorant and don't be intimidated by what others say about Indians. We are where we are through hard work and determination . Not by waiting for handouts like a lot of our fellow countrymen and women. Indians are going to rule the world very soon.

      logan.naidoo - 2013-03-20 23:35

      Don't know why my previous comment was deleted, but @Vishum Motheram, I'm not intimidated by anyone. The attitude of the indian govt. and its people is what I want to distance my family from. Even their temples are corrupt. Also want it to be known that those indians that act mad at the cricket games, ogling the cheerleaders, even attempting to climb on stage with them, are not locals.

      Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 14:02

      @ vishum Motheram - And please, you forgot to mention your corrupt,and dishonest ways of doing business. That's in your Genes no matter in which country you are.

  • Charleyn Steyn - 2013-03-16 15:06

    Everybody should be careful here. They are filthy cowardice animals running in packs.

  • NigelGauteng - 2013-03-16 15:36

    As bad as SA. Why in the hell do they still tour a thug-country? Boycott India, Zim and all other thug-countries!

  • Keegan Moodley - 2013-03-16 21:41

    Rape is an evil crime and rapist should face harsh penalties. Unfortunately we have no say in India and I know that those rapist will get what they deserve.Now let's stand together and fight the rapist in South Africa who rape 3 year old babies and 90 year old grandmothers to cure their illnesses because rape is baby back bull s--t.

  • Daniel Koen - 2015-01-04 13:40

    Something is terrible wrong with the Indian men, they rape left right and center. Tourists especially women should rather avoid going to India, as they stand a good chance of being raped in India. And don't worry you're not missing anything , believe me.

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