3 arrested in Salt Lake gang rape case


Three persons were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the gang rape of a foreign national, which took place late on Sunday night. All three accused are drivers. While one of them was nabbed from Science City, two others were nabbed from the Baguiati Joramandir area. At least one of the accused drove a BPO drop vehicle at sector V in Salt Lake. Hunt for the fourth accused has already begun. The three accused are reportedly from Basirat in north 24 Parganas but were staying in and around Kolkata on a temporary basis. Police have also seized a Tata sumo vehicle from their possession.
The three arrested were earlier detained by the Electronics Complex Police Station of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate. The vehicle, in which the victim was raped will now be sent for crucial forensic examination.
On Sunday night, the victim, a Nepal-national had boarded a radio cab from Baguihati to Salt Lake Sector- V, to meet her friends over dinner around 11.30pm. She got down several metres away from the restaurant and started walking towards it when an SUV car pulled up next to her and the accused forced her inside the vehicle. The four men inside the car took turns to rape her for over three hours in the moving car.


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