Swiss Embassy wants answers over Swiss girl's rape

Bhopal, Mar 17 (ANI): Distraught over the gang rape of a Swiss national in Madhya Pradesh, Switzerland on Saturday sought a "swift" investigation into the incident so that the victim gets justice.

Reacting to the incident, in which the Swiss citizen was gang-raped by eight persons on Friday, the Swiss embassy here said the health and treatment of the victim was a priority for them at the moment.

The Swiss embassy also got in touch with authorities in Madhya Pradesh and requested them for a speedy probe of the incident.

Swiss Ambassador Linus von Castelmur has already spoken to the victim and assured her of all help.

"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," a Swiss embassy personnel said in a statement.

Earlier, in a shameful incident, a 39-year-old Swiss female tourist was gang-raped near a forest by seven to eight persons at a forest area in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh.

The couple was camping at a forest area for the night while on their way back from Orchha, home to temples of Lord Ram, and were proceeding to Agra when they were attacked. The couple were planning to visit Agra in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh to see the Taj Mahal. (ANI)

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