Bengaluru police have arrested 5 individuals, together with a woman, in reference to a case of alleged sexual assault and torture of a woman in the town’s Ramamurthy Nagar space. The incident got here to gentle after a video emerged on social media, the police stated on Friday.
Two of the accused have been fired at by police after they allegedly tried to flee whereas being taken for a criminal offense website inspection on Friday morning, the police stated.
The victim in the alleged incident continues to be being tracked by police and is reported to be in one other state.
The 5 arrested to date have been recognized as Ridoy Babu, 25; Mohammed Babu Sahik, 30; Sagar, 23 (all from Bengaluru); Hakil, 23 from Hyderabad; and a woman who allegedly shared a room the place the alleged incident happened over per week in the past.
“Based mostly on a video clip, whereby one woman was subjected to bodily abuse and torture by a gaggle of individuals, 5 culprits, together with a woman, seen in the clip have been traced and secured by Bengaluru Metropolis Police,” the police stated in an announcement. “On the idea of contents in the video clip and details as disclosed throughout preliminary interrogation of the secured, a case of rape, assault and beneath different related provisions of legislation has been registered.”
The probe of the arrested individuals revealed that “the victim woman is away in a neighbouring state” and a police group has been dispatched to hint her, the police stated.
“As per info revealed to date, all of them are half of similar group and believed to be from Bangladesh. Attributable to monetary variations, culprits brutalised the victim, who can be stated to be a Bangladeshi, dropped at India for human trafficking,” the police stated.
Karnataka House Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated the incident got here to gentle after Union minister Kiren Rijiju flagged a video on social media and sought extra info on it. “The video was viral on varied social media websites and Union minister Kiren Rijiju had tweeted concerning the incident. Bengaluru police, inside hours, traced the gang and its members have been arrested,” Bommai stated.
“There are a just a few extra individuals concerned in this case and they’re in Kerala. We’ll arrest them quickly and a group is fashioned to research this incident which is being supervised by the Bengaluru metropolis police commissioner,” he stated.
On Friday morning, the 4 males arrested in the case have been taken to the home in Okay Channasandra, the place the alleged incident occurred, and two of them, Hridoy and Sagar, tried to assault policemen and escape, the police stated, including that hey have been shot in their legs.
The video of the alleged incident was reportedly circulated in Bangladesh and elements of North-east of India.
Assam police traced the origin of the cellphone quantity from which the video was despatched and reportedly alerted Bengaluru police.
Following info from Assam police, particular groups have been fashioned by Bengaluru police and the gang was arrested on Thursday night from a rented home at Avalahalli, Ramamurthy Nagar in east Bengaluru, police stated. The accused labored as laborers in Bengaluru, the police stated.