Three arrested after woman alleges gangrape in Kolkata’s IT hub
Police arrested three men early on Tuesday for the alleged gangrape of a woman in a moving car in an IT hub on the outskirts of Kolkata, officials said.india Updated: May 31, 2016 17:23 IST
Police arrested three men early on Tuesday for the alleged gangrape of a woman in a moving car in an IT hub on the outskirts of Kolkata, officials said.
Arnab Bera, Saurabh De and Subhendu Nag - all believed to be between 25 and 30 years - were arrested from Haroa in North 24-Parganas.
“The culprits were held after tracking the CCTV footage,” said an official.
The woman alleged that she was thrown out of the car after the assault on Sunday night, officials said.
The incident took place in Sector 5 of Salt Lake, which is in North 24-Parganas district.
The incident brought back the memories of the 2013 Park Street gangrape where five men raped a 37-year-old woman inside a moving vehicle.
Though West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had initially doubted the claims of the Park Street victim, a court later found all the five accused guilty.
India brought in more stringent laws after the fatal gangrape of a student in Delhi in December 2012, but they have failed to stem the tide of violence against women across the country.
In her complaint, the woman, who lives in the Baguihati area, said she boarded an Uber cab around 11:30pm on Sunday night to reach a restaurant at Salt Lake.
She alleged that as soon as she got off the car - a few paces away from the eatery - an SUV stopped near her and some men dragged her inside.
The woman complained to police that her mobile phone and purse were also stolen after the assault.
Officials were not sure why the woman got off the cab before reaching her destination.