Six people, including two women, were arrested in Bengaluru yesterday, in connection to a case of rape and assault of a woman. Assam Police had sought information about the accused on Thursday, as they shared visuals from a video circulating on social media. ANI
A gut-wrenching video of the attack, which was circulated on social media, has generated immense outrage.
Based on contents of video & preliminary probe, case of rape & assault registered against 6 persons incl 2 women at Ramamurthynagar PS. A police team deputed to adjoining state to trace victim so she could join investigation: Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru.
Preliminary investigation in the case has revealed that the victim and the five accused are all Bangladeshi nationals. Police say the victim was brought to India via human trafficking.
Journalist Pratiba Raman took to Twitter and wrote, “Nirbhaya-like incident in Bengaluru. 22-year-old allegedly gang-raped by 4 at NRI Colony 6 days ago. Another lady present with accused. All including victim are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh reportedly involved in prostitution. Personal rivalry cited. Accused arrested.”