Woman gang-raped in WB, FIR lodged

Woman gang

A young woman was gang­raped allegedly by four to five persons at Salt Lake’s Sector­V on a running vehicle late Sunday night, reminding one of the infamous Park Street gang­rape of 2012. She was rescued by the police in an unconscious state from the roadside at Sector­I at Salt Lake in the early hours of Monday.

Officials of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate said that the woman, probably an employee of a restaurant, was waiting for transport near New Town when the alleged rapists in a vehicle stopped in front of her and offered her a lift to her destination.

After the woman accepted the offer and got into the car, her co­passengers allegedly raped her by turns in the running vehicle. They later dumped her near Baisakhi in Salt Lake SectorI in a critical condition. Reports said that the woman is a Nepalese national.

She was spotted by a mobile unit of the police, which admitted her to a hospital in the area. An FIR was lodged with the Electronic Complex Police Station under Salt Lake Sector­V against four to five unknown persons on the basis of her statement given to the police alleging gang­rape.

The DC, DD, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, Kankar Prasad Barui said that they have received the complaint and an investigation is on. A massive raid was on to nab the culprits, he said, adding, till now there was no arrest.

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