Police arrest five in Swiss tourist's rape in India

NEW DELHI — Police said they arrested five men Sunday in connection with the gang rape of a Swiss woman who was attacked in central India while on a cycling vacation with her husband.

All five men admitted to the attack, which occurred Friday night as the woman and her husband camped out in a forest in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh state, said D.K. Arya, a senior police officer.

Arya said the men, who are from nearby villages, were arrested in Datia. Police were searching for two other men believed to have been involved in the attack, he said.

The woman, 39, was treated Saturday at a hospital in the nearby city of Gwalior and was released later that day, police said.

Prior to the attack, the couple, who were on a three-month vacation in India, had visited the town of Orchha and were planning to cycle to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal, about 130 miles away.

The attack came three months after the fatal gang rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians, and was front-page news in Indian newspapers on Saturday.

A Swiss woman, center, who, according to police, was gang-raped by a group of eight men while touring by bicycle with her husband, is escorted Saturday by police for a medical examination at a hospital in Gwalior, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Indian police said they arrested five men Sunday in connection with the gang rape.

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A Swiss woman, center, who, according to police, was gang-raped by a group of eight men while touring by bicycle with her husband, is escorted Saturday by police for a medical examination at a hospital in Gwalior, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Indian police said they arrested five men Sunday in connection with the gang rape.

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