Bicycle tourists attacked in Madya Pradesh, India

During a bicycle trip in India, a Swiss woman and her husband were attacked by 7 men while camping overnight near a village in Madhya Pradesh on their way to Agra to the Taj Mahal. The woman was sexually assaulted and robbed. Sexual violence against women has generated national outrage. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, a woman is raped every 20 minutes in India. Travellers should exercise caution when travelling overland in some parts of India and ensure they have safe and secure night time accommodations.

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