Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

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  1. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    Police: Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

    (CNN) -- Police are investigating the gang-rape of a tourist in central India, the latest black eye for the country over violence against women.

    A Swiss couple was camping near a forest in India's Datia district when a group of men beat the husband and raped his wife, the district's deputy superintendent of police, R.S. Prajapati, told CNN. There were between five and seven attackers, he said.

    The couple arrived in Mumbai on February 3 and were on a cycling tour across the country, said D.K. Arya, deputy inspector general of police.

    Full story at http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/16/world/asia/india-tourist-gangrape/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
     
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  3. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    India police arrest 5 in connection with Swiss tourist's rape

    NEW DELHI – Indian police said they arrested five men Sunday in connection with the gang rape of a Swiss woman who was on a cycling vacation with her husband in central India.
    All five men admitted to the attack, which occurred Friday night as the woman and her husband camped out in a forest in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh state, said D. K. Arya, a senior police officer. Another police officer said earlier that six men had been arrested.
    Arya said police were searching for two more men involved in the attack.


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/0...-central-india/?test=latestnews#ixzz2NoM4oeoT
     
  4. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    Will this change?!? When???? It has to stop. I am sure there are many more cases that we don't even hear about. :furious:
     
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    TexasRanger New Member

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    What is going on in that country that is causing this?
     
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    Or are the public protests in India and media attention worldwide finally forcing an all too common crime to be properly dealt with by Indian authorities?

    One can only hope for the sake of women everywhere.
     
  7. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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  8. Truthwillsetufree

    Truthwillsetufree New Member

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    I find it appalling that the men who gang raped this poor woman are escorted here and there with hoods over their faces to hide their identity. Pull those hoods off and let them suffer the shame and humiliation these animals deserve.
     
  9. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Should have known it was the woman's fault...


    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/0...ce-say-as-six-men-appear-in-court-for-attack/

    :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
  10. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino Well-Known Member

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    Probably the same things that cause it in every other country. Including America - look at the Steubenville rape case.
     
  11. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    I have always romanticized India for the long term religion, and beauty in daily life. (Like Thailand.)

    I knew things were bad ages ago. Not today bad. I am very saddened.

    Sanjeef, if you read, keep us aware.

    I had no idea that things were this bad in a lot of places that I think have beauty.

    Democracy is not the greatest, and if any place can perfect it, India can. The strength of all there to include tradition and religion is stronger than any. Find those strong points.

    If it is drugs like U.S. I do not have an answer, but hope that India can find one.

    Peace and love. Keep us informed!

    "The Last Emperor" comes to mind.
     
  12. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Sheesh my Swiss Cousin (Male, adult, had military training) was planning to hike through Detroit on foot (thankfully someone on the outskirts of Detroit asked what he was doing and drove him to the other side of town).

    The Swiss live in a *very* safe country. They are very trusting. Sounds like the gang rape victim survived, good thing they didn't use an object after the rape.

    Merc are you serious? You thought India was safe? Iran is safe, India is a cesspool.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhSazXN48qc"]India runs women-only trains - Oct 12 09 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  13. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    THIS is so sad. My 21 yr old daughter has always wanted to go to India and she talked about it recently. I googled these gang rape reports and burst her bubble. No way that she and her friend can safely travel alone through New Delhi. Sad.
     
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    It's terribly sad. I've always wanted to go to India as well, but these continuous reports are too disturbing. I feel horrible for all of the women who live there, constantly in fear. It's awful.
     
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    India is a vast and fascinating place.

    However, it is also steeped in corruption, horrible treatment of women, greed, and fraud schemes aimed at tourists.

    One could travel independently as a woman there in years past, with proper attention to safe measures, but this incident, like the other with the Swiss tourist, and others that haven't made it to this page, tell me that it is just not safe for an unescorted woman, and even then, is dangerous to make assumptions of your safety in remote areas. I always remember on Amazing Race when they are in India, the women racers inevitably have to deal with touching and fondling on trains and buses unless they stick strictly to the women's carriages

    This was a 51 year old Danish woman, likely well traveled like most Europeans. I'm sure she did not do anything foolhardy or apparently risky.
     
  18. Herat

    Herat New Member

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    They showed a photo of the hotel she was staying in. Standard budget traveler accommodation, with a sign noting "Recommended by Lonely Planet".

    It looks to be on a small side street, one of those places that are impossible to find because of the rabbit warren of small side streets. I know that they recommend taking a card with the hotel address so you can show the cab the location and they can find it, but there have been some awful experiences with cabbies in India. At least one murder, and several rapes or attempted rapes of single foreign women by cabbies.

    I was always given advice to ask a woman, or ask an attendant at a museum or offical place. Just awful for this woman.
     
  19. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Good God.....here's another story.....

    "The 20-year-old Indian woman who was gang-raped by 13 men was sexually assaulted while tied to a raised bamboo platform so her entire village could watch the torture, it emerged today."

    "The head of the village, who led the kangaroo court which sentenced the woman to the savage rape as punishment for her falling in love with a man from another village, told the other judges to ‘go enjoy yourselves’.

    "It was previously reported that she had been raped repeatedly in a hut, but today it emerged that she had been publicly humiliated on a platform set up close to the village headman's hut in the Suri district, West Bengal, the Times of India reported."

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...aulted-view-entire-village.html#ixzz2rK7tk23n
     
  20. Linda7NJ

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    I'm speechless


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  21. No Stone Unturned

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    Heartbreaking article.
     

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