Kolkata: Dance bar employee alleges she was gangraped in moving car
A call centre employee in her late twenties has alleged gangrape in a moving car in an IT hub on the outskirts of Kolkata.india Updated: May 31, 2016 09:34 IST
A dance bar employee in her late twenties has alleged gangrape in a moving car in an IT hub on the outskirts of Kolkata, officials said.
The woman alleged that she was thrown out of the car after the assault on Sunday night, officials said.
“The police have initiated a case of gangrape against unknown persons,” an official said after receiving her complaint on Monday.
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 dance bar employee, 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. They were trying to locate the Uber taxi to get the driver’s statement.
Officials were also examining CCTV footage at different intersections of Salt Lake to track down the SUV.
(An earlier version of this copy said the woman was from a northeastern state and a call centre employee. While police said she worked in a dance bar, they did not specify where she was from.)