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Indian police say 6 men have been arrested in connection with the gang-rape of a Swiss tourist.
Police in central India said they have detained 20 men after a Swiss woman was gang-raped, according to the Associated Press.
Police officer D.K. Arya said today that no arrests have been made so far, but that the men are being questioned in connection with the rape of the woman and the assault on her husband.
The victim was in Madhya Pradesh state on a cycling trip at the time of the attack, the officer added.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry has said today that the gang-rape of a Swiss woman in central India is "deeply disturbing", NBC News is reporting.
Swiss Foreign Ministry spokesman Tilman Renz said that Swiss diplomats were assisting the couple.
The diplomats called on Indian authorities "to do everything to quickly find the perpetrators so that they can be held accountable", Renz said in a statement.
Last month, the Swiss government issued a travel notice for India that included a warning about "increasing number of rapes and other sexual offences" in the South Asian nation.
Police in India are investigating claims that a Swiss tourist has been gang-raped - the latest in a series of attacks on women that have caused outrage in the country and around the world.
ITV News Reporter Michael Billington has the details:
A Swiss tourist has been gang-raped in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, according to local media.
Police say the woman and her husband had camped out for the night in a forest after cycling from the town of Orchha on Friday. They were attacked, had their belongings stolen and the woman was gang-raped. Thirteen men are reportedly being questioned by police.
India has seen outrage and protests against rape and attacks on women since the fatal gang-rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi in December.