22-year-old BPO employee gang-raped in Bengaluru

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In a brutal incident, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men, inside a mini bus, in South-East Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Saturday.

“A woman in her twenties, an employee with a call centre, was gang-raped on the night of October 3 by two people in South-East Bengaluru,” City Police Commissioner N S Megharikh, told reporters.

The woman was waiting for transport to return home, at around 10 PM, when the duo stopped their vehicle, and offered to drop her to her destination, police said.

According to the police, the unidentified men took her to a deserted spot, raped her, and then dropped her back in Madiwala area, in South East Bengaluru.

Following the incident, the woman called up her friends, who arrived at the spot, and immediately took her to the nearby St John’s Hospital, where doctors called the police. The woman is from Madhya Pradesh, and a judicial magistrate has recorded her statement.

Yesterday, the woman was discharged, they said, adding that a special team has been formed under Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Rohini Katoch Sepat, to trace the duo. The police have also examined CCTV footage at the major traffic junction in the locality, to identify the vehicle.

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