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28-year-old woman gang-raped in moving SUV in Kolkata

A woman working with a dance bar has alleged she was gangraped inside a moving SUV in the IT hub of Salt Lake, raising the spectre of the infamous Park Street gang rape of February 2012.

india Updated: May 31, 2016 09:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
A woman was allegedly gang raped in a moving car by three youth early on Monday in the city’s posh satellite town Salt Lake.
A woman was allegedly gang raped in a moving car by three youth early on Monday in the city’s posh satellite town Salt Lake.( )
         

A woman working with a dance bar has alleged she was gangraped inside a moving SUV in the IT hub of Salt Lake, raising the spectre of the infamous Park Street gang rape of February 2012.

The 28-year-old woman was sent to Bidhannagar sub-divisional hospital for medical examination.

According to the police complaint lodged by the girl, she was thrown out of the car after being sexually assaulted by a group of youths who forced her inside the vehicle when she was about to enter a restaurant. The woman also told the cops that her mobile phone and purse were taken away by the culprits. “The woman lodged a complaint with the Electronics Complex police station on Monday.

The victim, who had come to the city some time back, wanted to go to a local restaurant, but reportedly got confused with the route and landed in the Sector V area.

No one has been arrested so far.

The incident has similarities with the chilling Park Street rape incident where five youths raped a 37-year-old Anglo Indian mother of two inside a moving vehicle. A local court has held five persons guilty of that crime.

On Monday, the police were tightlipped and even refused to identify the country or state the victim was from. All that the officers said was that the woman worked at a restaurant and used to stay as a paying guest at Baguihati area for the past three years.

According to the complaint, the woman booked a cab and reached Salt Lake on Sunday night. As she was about to get off the car, some youths in an SUV dragged her inside their car. They raped her in the car and then threw her out later.

A taxi driver noticed her lying at a desolate spot near Baishakhi early on Monday and took her to her house Baguihati.

First Published: May 31, 2016 09:02 IST

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