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Five held for rape in Bangalore

The Bangladeshi nationals allegedly sexually harassed and brutalised a woman in a suspected case of international cross-border human trafficking
Police on Friday confirmed that they had had to fire at below the knees after two of the accused tried to flee while being taken to the crime scene in east Bangalore. Both men have been hospitalised with injuries on their legs

Our Special Correspondent   |   Bangalore   |   Published 29.05.21, 01:52 AM

Five alleged Bangladeshi nationals, including a woman, were arrested in Bangalore on Thursday for allegedly raping and brutalising a woman in a suspected case of international cross-border human trafficking.

Police on Friday confirmed that they had had to fire at below the knees after two of the accused tried to flee while being taken to the crime scene in east Bangalore. Both men have been hospitalised with injuries on their legs.

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They are all labourers working illegally in the country, deputy commissioner of police S.D. Sharanappa said. 

The city police were tipped off about the incident after a video of the crime started circulating in Assam.

Assam police had on Thursday tweeted screenshots of four men and a woman accomplice involved in the crime.

Bangalore police commissioner Kamal Pant tweeted that all the suspects and victims are from Bangladesh.

“The victim was brought to India for trafficking and was tortured and brutalised due to financial matter,” he tweeted.



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