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12 charged over gang rape of Bangladeshi woman in India

  • Published at 05:19 pm July 9th, 2021
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Two of the accused are women and 11 of them are Bangladeshi nationals

The police in India have submitted a chargesheet to the court against 12 people in a case filed over the torture and gangrape case of a Bangladeshi woman in Bengaluru.

Two of the accused are women and 11 of them are Bangladeshi nationals, The Indian Express reported.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant on Thursday said that a 1,019-page chargesheet has been submitted to the court in a record time of five weeks. Pant praised the police team for their investigation and announced a reward of 1 lakh rupees for them.

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According to The Indian Express, the arrests were made in the last week of May in Ramamurthy Nagar in east Bengaluru after a video of the incident went viral.

The gang had recorded the incident and shared the clip with their friends in Assam. As the video was widely circulated, the Assam Police shared images of the accused on Twitter seeking information. 

After this, the Bengaluru Police filed a suo motu case of rape and sexual assault in the matter.

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At the time of the incident, Pant had said that the survivor and the accused are all part of the same group and believed to be from Bangladesh. 

The woman, who is reportedly 22 years old, was brought to India for human trafficking. The commissioner said she was tortured due to a “financial matter.”

The police traced the survivor in Kerala and brought her to Bengaluru on May 30 for investigation. Two of the accused were shot in the leg on June 2 when they tried to escape.

After the incident grabbed headlines, Bangladesh authorities initiated a crackdown on human traffickers, arresting many immediately.