Switzerland seeks 'swift' probe after woman gang-raped in MP

Distressed over gang rape of its national in Madhya Pradesh, Switzerland on Saturday sought a 'swift' investigation into the incident so that the victim gets justice.

hidden March 16, 2013 20:57:46 IST
Switzerland seeks 'swift' probe after woman gang-raped in MP

New Delhi: Distressed over gang rape of its national in Madhya Pradesh, Switzerland on Saturday sought a "swift" investigation into the incident so that the victim gets justice.

Strongly reacting to the incident in which the Swiss citizen was gang-raped by seven to eight persons last night, the embassy said the health and treatment of the victim was the priority for them at the moment.

The Swiss embassy also got in touch with authorities in Madhya Pradesh and requested for speedy probe into the incident. Swiss ambassador Linus von Castelmur has already spoken to the victim and assured her of all help.

Switzerland seeks swift probe after woman gangraped in MP

AFP

"The embassy is most distressed with the gang rape of a Swiss national in Madhya Pradesh. The ambassador has been able to speak to the victim and her partner and has assured them of all possible support. Their health and treatment is the priority of the moment.

"The embassy has also been in touch with the local authorities and has requested for swift investigation and for justice to be done," the Swiss embassy said in a statement.

The 39-year-old Swiss female tourist on a cycling trip with her husband was gang-raped by seven to eight people at a forest area in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh last night, police said.

The incident took place at Jharia village, eight kilometre near Datia town, at around 9pm last.

Twenty people have already been detained on the basis of suspicion and are being questioned in connection with the incident, DIG (Chambal range) DK Arya said.

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