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2 Rape Accused From Viral Video Try to Escape, Shot In The Leg: Bengaluru Police

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The crime, which allegedly took place in Ramamurthy Nagar six days ago, led to massive outrage on social media

Two of the six accused arrested in Bengaluru for torturing and raping a young girl were shot in the leg on Saturday when they allegedly tried to flee from the crime scene.

According to a report in NDTV, the accused were taken to the crime sport in the wee hours of Saturday for the reconstruction of crime scene. Two of the six accused allegedly tried to escape, as a result of which police had to open fire. Both the accused have been hospitalised.

The gang of six, including a woman, were arrested after a video circulated on social media showed them attacking a 22-year-old and inserting a bottle in her private parts. She was allegedly also gang-raped by the accused later.

The crime, which allegedly took place in Ramamurthy Nagar six days ago, led to massive outrage on social media with people demanding immediate action against the accused.

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The accused were nabbed and have been identified as Sagar, Mohemmed Baba Sheikh, Ridoy Babu, and Hakeel. The woman seen in the video is absconding.

“On the basis of the contents of the video clip and facts as disclosed during the interrogation of the accused persons, a case of rape, assault and other relevant provisions of the law, has been generated against the accused," the Bengaluru police said in a statement.

The video had first gone viral in parts of Bengal and northeast, and it was assumed that the survivor was from that part of the country, prompting Assam police to announce a reward for any information about the accused.

The police said all five accused are part of the same group and believed to be from Bangladesh. “Due to financial differences, the culprits brutalised the victim who is also said to be a Bangladeshi, brought to India for human trafficking," it said.

According to an NDTV report, the woman is currently in another state and a team has been sent to fetch her. Once she is back, her statement will be recorded before a magistrate.

The report further said the accused and the survivor hailed from Bangladesh and had been living in a rented house in Bengaluru. They were involved in a prostitution racket and the survivor had eloped with the money. The kingpin of the racket managed to traced her and assaulted her when she refused to return the money.

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first published:May 28, 2021, 10:40 IST