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Six men to appear in court over gangrape of Swiss woman

AFP  Datia, Madhya Pradesh, March 18, 2013
First Published: 15:22 IST(18/3/2013) | Last Updated: 15:24 IST(18/3/2013)

Six men accused over the gangrape and robbery of a Swiss cyclist holidaying in India will appear in court in a central Indian state on Monday, police said.


"We have detained all the six persons and they will be produced before the magistrate after lunch today. We will ask for a police remand for five days for all of them," local police official ML Dhody said.

Out of the six arrested men, four will be charged with gangrape, Dhody said, since the other two were "only present at the crime scene".

All the men face robbery charges as police say they stole a laptop, a mobile phone and Rs. 10,000 from the couple as they pitched their tent in a remote forested area of Madhya Pradesh state late on Friday.

Late Sunday, police paraded the men at a police station in Datia district.

The men, believed to be farmers aged between 20 and 25, were wearing jeans and shirts and had their faces covered with black cloth.

They hail from a village near the scene of the assault, which took place about 40 miles (70 kilometres) from the nearest town of Gwalior.

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