City police trace rape victim to Kerala
Six folks arrested; two of the accused shot at throughout crime scene reconstruction
The Bengaluru City Police have traced the girl from Bangladesh, who was tortured and sexually assaulted, to Kerala and introduced her again to the town on Friday. Special groups had been fashioned to discover her after a video clip of the incident, which occurred in Bengaluru, went viral on social media.
Six folks — 4 males and two girls — have been arrested. The younger lady, believed to be in her 20s, had not solely been tortured and raped, however was additionally being blackmailed by the gang who threatened to add the video on social media if she didn’t pay them, stated senior police officers.
The victim, who was reportedly operating a therapeutic massage parlour in Kozhikode, underwent a medical examination within the metropolis on Friday night time. The police are but to query her, sources stated.
Two of the arrested have been shot at within the leg after they allegedly tried to assault the police and tried to flee through the crime scene reconstruction early on Friday. The police fired three rounds — one within the air and two on the accused, reportedly in self defence.
The two — Ridoy Babu, 26, and Sadar, 23, — are recovering at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital.
Police Commissioner Kamal Pant stated that one of many lady arrested is a distant relative of the victim and the spouse of one other accused. The two girls have been in the home when the victim was sexually abused and brutalised and so they allegedly egged on the boys and assisted them.
“All the six hail from Bangladesh and are part of the same group. They brutalised the victim over financial differences,” a press release from the town police stated. It is but to be ascertained whether or not the accused and the victim have legitimate journey paperwork, sources stated.
The case acquired large consideration throughout South Asia, prompting Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai to personally monitor the case, sources stated.
Mr. Yediyurappa termed the crime “a brutal inhuman act” which the federal government is not going to tolerate. “Those who have perpetrated this crime have already been arrested and the State will ensure they will get the most stringent punishment,” he stated.
All the six accused have been remanded into 14-day police custody.