5 Bangladeshi citizens were arrested for alleged torture & rape of a woman in Bengaluru on Thursday, May 27. The arrest took place just hours after the Assam Police shared some visuals from a video taken by the accused when they unleashed the assault on the woman. The video of assault was shared by the alleged accused and made rounds of social media, receiving a lot of outrage.


TW: Human Trafficking, Physical Abuse, Sexual violence

A video of a brutal gangrape and assault was distributed and had gone viral in the Northeast India. Later on Wednesday, the Assam police issued photos of the primary accused on Twitter, asking the netizens to share any information regarding them. The Assam police also promised a reward for the relevant information.

Culprits identified: 4 men & 1 woman did the unthinkable

Hours after the Assam Police sought information of the accused, the Bengaluru police arrested the residents of the city – Sagar (23), Mohammad Babu Shaik (30), Ridoy Babo (25). Further the police also arrested a Hyderabad resident Hakil (23) and a woman whose identity the police has not disclosed as of yet.

After preliminary investigation the Bengaluru police said that the crime was done last week and that the survivor of the assault can be a victim of human trafficking.

“Relevant provisions of law generated against accused”: Bengaluru Police

“On the basis of the contents of the video clip and facts as disclosed during the interrogation of the accused persons, a case of rape, assault and other relevant provisions of the law, has been generated against the accused,”

-the Bengaluru Police issued a statement.

“Based on a video clip, wherein one woman was subjected to physical abuse and tortured by a group of people, five culprits including a woman, visible in the clip were immediately traced and secured by Bengaluru City Police,”

-the statement added.

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Survivor brought to India for human trafficking

The Police also added that all the alleged assaulters are part of the same group and preliminary investigation suggests that they are from Bangladesh. Further, it was also revealed that the alleged offenders brought the victim to India for human trafficking and brutally gang-raped the victim.

According to the police, the gang of alleged culprits recorded the video of the assault, shared it with their friends who are spread across the northeast. The Bengaluru police commissioner, Kamal Pant after the arrest said, “The investigation is being carried out in full earnestness under the close supervision of senior officer.”

Survivor fled to neighbouring city, efforts in place to secure her

The Bengaluru police said that the survivor fled to another neighboring state and efforts are already being made to secure her. The Bengaluru Police have been instructed to bring her back to the city.

As per the investigation made so far it has been revealed that the gang had brought the survivor to be trafficked in Bengaluru. The victim actually broke free and went to Kerala but the gang found her and brought her back to Bengaluru. In the said video, a woman culprit is also seen to be helping the 4 men who later sexually abused her.

Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs of India had also posted a tweet and had urged the netizens to give any information pertaining to the culprits seen in the video.

Initially, the netizens said that the woman seen in the video could have been the Nagaland resident who died after killing herself in Jodhpur. But Rijiju in his tweet cleared all the skepticism and said that the woman that was seen in the video and the woman who died in Jodhpur are two different persons.