The embassy here said the 'health and treatment of the victim was the priority for them at the moment'.
"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 tourist was gangraped by a group of eight men near a village in Datia district. Her husband was attacked and thrashed by the men. "The incident took place near the town late last night when the woman along with her husband was touring the region on a bicycle as part of their India tour," Datia SP, CS Solanki said.
Based on husband's complaint, police detained eight men. "Eight persons have been rounded up on the basis of suspicion and are being questioned in connection with the case," the SP had said.
"We are scouring the forest area in search of those involved in the crime," he had said without giving more details.
The couple was said to have halted near the crime site while on their way from Orchha to Agra. They had planned to cover the 250-km stretch on bicycles. According to the woman's husband, around 9:30 at night, a group of seven men with lathis (wooden sticks) in their hands overpowered him and four of them then gang-raped his wife. The men also beat them up, he said. The woman was taken to a hospital in Gwalior where her medical examination confirmed that she was gangraped.