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Indian Police Launch a Manhunt following Gang Rape of a Swiss Traveler

Indian Police Launch a Manhunt following Gang Rape of a Swiss Traveler

Police have launched a massive manhunt in the forests of Datia of central Indian Madhya Pradesh state after the reported gang rape of a Swiss traveler.

The victim, who was attacked by a group of unidentified men in the presence of her husband while camping in the forest area, was sent for medical examination in hospital.

A police official accompanying the couple who were on a three-months-long holiday in India, told journalists that they had launched a combing operation in the forest to nab the culprits.

Meanwhile, enraged rights activists slammed the chief minister over poor governance and deteriorating law and order situation.

"Every day 10 to 12 such incidents are taking place. The Chief and Interior Minister of the state are fast asleep. The chief minister should be ashamed of himself."

In December, a 23-year-old student was gang raped and later died while traveling by bus in an attack that horrified the nation.
The assault has triggered nationwide protests.

India has robust gender laws, but they are hardly enforced.

Violence against women has a level of social acceptability in India. A government survey found 51 percent of Indian men and 54 percent of women justified wife beating.

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