Bhopal, March 17: Madhya Pradesh police seem to have succeeded in cracking the Swiss woman gang-rape case which brought enough shame for India.
Police on Sunday, March 17 arrested three people who reportedly were involved in the case. The three arrested persons have been identified as - Vishnu Kanjar, Ram Kanjar, Gaza Kanjar from Datia district.
Meanwhile, police also detained thirteen people for questioning to nail other suspects who allegedly had gang-raped the woman. Earlier Switzerland had demanded for a swift probe in the gangrape case to ensure that the victim gets justice.
"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 on Saturday.
The 39-year-old Swiss tourist was gang-raped 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 told media persons.
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 said.
"We are scouring the forest area in search of those involved in the crime," he 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 gang-raped.