Two accused of rape, murder in West Bengal arrested in Mumbai
Two men allegedly involved in the rape and killing of a 64-year-old woman in West Bengal have been arrested from the city’s Colaba area, police said. Subhankar Sikdar (35) and Govind Sarkar (28) were arrested near Regal Cinema in Colaba on Friday, police said.
Police said, on May 7, the two had entered into an argument with the victim in Cooper’s Camp area of Ranaghat subdivision in West Bengal’s Nadia district. They assaulted the 64-year-old woman and rendered her unconscious following which the two accused allegedly raped her, police said.
When the victim regained consciousness and cried out for help, Sikdar and Sarkar strangled her to death, police said. “After killing her, the two fled to Mumbai on May 10,” said Sukhlal Varpe, senior inspector of Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Marg police station.
He added that the two were produced before a court which remanded them in police custody.