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Two accused of rape, murder in West Bengal arrested in Mumbai

Police said two men entered into an argument with a 64-year-old woman in Cooper’s Camp in West Bengal. They assaulted her and rendered her unconscious following which they allegedly raped her. When the victim regained consciousness and cried for help, they reportedly strangled her.

kolkata Updated: May 15, 2018 20:42 IST
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
Rape and murder,Crimes against women,Sexual assault
The alleged rape and murder of a 64-year-old woman took place in Cooper’s Camp in West Bengal on May 7.(AP/Photo for representation)

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.

First Published: May 15, 2018 20:42 IST