A 23-year-old call centre employee was abducted and raped inside a mini bus in Bengaluru, an incident reminiscent of the brutal assault on a paramedical student in the national capital nearly three years ago.
The incident occurred at 9.45pm on Saturday, when the victim was allegedly returning from a party. While she was waiting at the Madiwala bus stop, she was kidnapped by three men who were in a mini bus.
The bus stop is a few kilometres away from Kormangala, one of Bengaluru’s main party districts that is known to have a large police presence. But there was no police patrol deployed near the bus stop.
The woman was screamed for help as she was allegedly dragged into the mini bus and but there was nobody around to help.
Police sources said the three men allegedly took turns to rape her at knifepoint as one of them drove around some desolate parts of Bengaluru. They finally dumped her at the same place where she was abducted and fled.
The badly injured woman reached a hospital with the help of a friend.
Police sources said the woman knew one of the attackers. Additional commissioner of police P Harishekaran refused to comment on this issue and said police were close to nabbing two of the men involved in the attack.
The December 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student by six men shocked the entire world with its brutality. The crime led to a new law that provides for life term and even death sentence for rape convicts.
Four of the accused in the Delhi gangrape are on death row while one was found dead in jail in a suspected suicide. The sixth accused – a juvenile when he was arrested – is set to be released from a reform home by the end of the year.