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Indian police: Suspects in rape of Danish tourist are unemployed youth; attack lasted hours

  • Jan. 15, 2014: An Indian policemen walks out of the police station which is investigating the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi, India.

    Jan. 15, 2014: An Indian policemen walks out of the police station which is investigating the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi, India.  (AP)

  • An Indian policeman stands outside the police station which is investigating the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she stopped to ask for directions, police said Wednesday, the latest case to focus attention on the scourge of violence against women in India. The woman managed to reach her hotel in Paharganj area Tuesday evening and the owner called police. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    An Indian policeman stands outside the police station which is investigating the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she stopped to ask for directions, police said Wednesday, the latest case to focus attention on the scourge of violence against women in India. The woman managed to reach her hotel in Paharganj area Tuesday evening and the owner called police. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian policemen sit inside the police station which is investigating the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she stopped to ask for directions, police said Wednesday, the latest case to focus attention on the scourge of violence against women in India. The woman managed to reach her hotel in Paharganj area Tuesday evening and the owner called police. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    Indian policemen sit inside the police station which is investigating the gang-rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she stopped to ask for directions, police said Wednesday, the latest case to focus attention on the scourge of violence against women in India. The woman managed to reach her hotel in Paharganj area Tuesday evening and the owner called police. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)  (The Associated Press)

Police say two suspects in the gang rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist in the Indian capital are unemployed young men who allegedly attacked the woman for nearly three hours.

Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said Thursday that the men were picked up Wednesday night near the scene of the crime. He said investigators are closing in other suspects.

Police say the tourist was raped at knifepoint Tuesday near Connaught Place, a popular shopping area in the heart of New Delhi. The woman got lost and approached a group of men for directions back to her hotel. But instead of helping her, police say, the men lured her to a secluded spot and raped her repeatedly.

The attack is the latest crime to focus attention on sexual violence in India.