India arrests three men for alleged gang-rape and assault of foreign travelvlog couple

India arrests three men for alleged gang-rape and assault of foreign travelvlog couple

India arrests three men for alleged gang-rape and assault of foreign travelvlog couple

Police in eastern India have arrested three men for the alleged gang rape of a foreign tourist and assault of her husband.

 

The police are also hunting for four more suspects.

 

India arrests three men for alleged gang-rape and assault of foreign travelvlog couple

 

Recall that a woman and her husband, who set out to travel the world on their motorcycles, revealed that when they got to India, they were attacked by seven men who gang-raped the woman and assaulted the man (read here).

 

The couple, who had been traveling by motorcycle from the state of West Bengal to neighboring Nepal, were found late Friday, March 1, by police officers on patrol, said Pitambar Singh Kherwar, superintendent of Dumka district police in Jharkhand state.

 

They were taken to hospital, where the woman told the doctor she had been raped, he said.

 

Police know the identities of the wanted suspects and have formed a special investigative team, Kherwar said.

 

India arrests three men for alleged gang-rape and assault of foreign travelvlog couple

 

India’s National Commission for Women (NCW) condemned the alleged attack on the travelvlog couple.

 

India has struggled for years to tackle high rates of violence against women, with a number of high-profile rape cases involving foreign visitors drawing international attention to the issue.

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