Spanish girl raped throughout bike tour of India with husband | EUROtoday

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Four males have been arrested in India after a Spanish girl was allegedly raped throughout a bike tour of the nation along with her husband.

The girl and her husband had been attacked on Friday evening within the Dumka district of India’s japanese state of Jharkhand, the place they’d pitched their tent for the evening.

The couple, who run an Instagram web page documenting their journey by bike throughout South Asia, shared a video detailing their horrifying expertise in India.

The couple, bearing seen bruises and accidents on their faces, recounted being bodily assaulted and stated the girl was raped by seven males.

“They beat us. They put a knife to my neck, and told me they were going to kill me,” the person, whose decrease lip was swollen, says in Spanish within the video.

“Something has happened to us that we would not wish on anyone. Seven men have raped me. They have beaten us and robbed us, although not many things because what they wanted was to rape me. We are at the hospital with police. It happened tonight here in India,” the textual content on the video stated.

Dumka police officer Pitamber Singh Kherwar stated all of the accused have been recognized and the 4 arrested have confessed to raping the girl, in keeping with the Times of India newspaper.

Police stated a medical examination of the girl confirmed she was sexually assaulted, and the couple are being handled at an area hospital in Dumka.

The couple had been partway by way of the biking tour throughout South Asia and had already travelled to Pakistan and Bangladesh. They had been heading for Nepal after getting into India by way of West Bengal, officers stated.

They pitched their tents in a semi-forested space, some 2km away from the primary highway. After a while, round seven males entered into their tent and attacked them. They additionally robbed them of their belongings.

The couple stopped a police patrol car at round 11pm the identical evening and had been taken to a hospital after being discovered with accidents.

The Spanish embassy in India is involved with the native authorities and has despatched a private consultant to the area, reported EuroNews.

The video of the distressed couple has gone viral on social media with many individuals expressing outrage. One consumer known as it a “shameful and shocking incident” and a “nightmare”.

Bollywood actor Richa Chadha stated: “Shameful! Indians are treating foreigners like they treat their own women. Shame on our rotten society.”

In 2022, near 90 rapes had been reported every day in India, in keeping with knowledge from the National Crime Records Bureau. However, the precise quantity is probably going larger, as a good portion of instances stays unreported on account of prevailing stigma surrounding victims and an absence of belief in police investigations.

The Independent has reached out to Spain’s embassy in India for remark.