Swiss woman gangraped in MP: Why Congress protesting

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Bhopal, March 18: Congress party workers in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, March 18 are all set to start their state-wide protest in connection with the Swiss woman gang-rape incident. While the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Ajay Singh is expected to stage a sit-in at Datia, the state Congress president Kantilal Bhuria will stage a protest in Bhopal.

The party sources claimed that their agenda behind such protests is to highlight the rising crime against women in the state. It seems that the Congress is playing its role of opposition in the BJP-ruled state.

Police have already arrested six persons in connection with the case. The arrested people have been identified as - Baba, Bhutha, Rampro, Gaza alias Brajesh, Vishnu Kanjar and Nitin Kanjar.

Informing about their actions, police officials were quoted as saying, "We have arrested six accused persons who raped the Swiss woman and recovered her mobile and laptop."

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 earlier had 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.

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