Bengaluru: Two gang-rape suspects try to flee, shot in leg | Bengaluru News – Times of India
Accused Ridoy Babu & Islam Sagar attacked cops while trying to flee.
BENGALURU: Two of the six Bangladeshi nationals arrested in connection with the brutal assault and gang-rape of a woman were shot in the leg by police when they tried to escape during a spot visit early Friday morning. Police said the accused – Ridoy Babu (25) and Islam Sagar (23) – attacked Banaswadi ACP NB Sakri and a constable while trying to flee.
The spot mahazar was on at Kanakanagar, Ramamurthynagar, off Old Madras Road, when the duo made a dash for it, said DCP (east) SD Sharanappa. Inspector Melvin Francis and sub-inspector Aravind Kumar R opened fire, wounding them both in the leg. They were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Babu and Sagar were held along with – Mohammed Babu Shaik (30), Hakil (23) and two women Nasrath and Kajal – on Thursday after videos of the gang-rape of a Bangladeshi woman went viral in Assam and cops there sounded an alert.
Survivor has been traced: Cops
Some of the men in the video are yet to be arrested.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Shaik had come to Bengaluru seven months ago. All the accused lived in Ramamurthynagar and were part of a gang running a prostitution racket in Hyderabad, parts of Kerala and Bengaluru. The gang used to traffic women from Bangladesh and had brought the gang-rape survivor to India two years ago.
She was working in spas in Hyderabad and Kozhikode. She came to Bengaluru three months ago and returned to Kozhikode a few weeks ago. Sources said Shaik suspected the survivor was behind the arrest of his wife and sister in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution a few weeks ago. He also believed she was cheating him of money and “diverting” trafficked women to her Kozhikode spa.
Last week, Shaik and his friends convinced the survivor to come to Bengaluru and assaulted her on the intervening night of May 19 and 20. Their two women accomplices helped them in the act, police sources said. The suspects filmed the assault and sent the video to a friend of the survivor. It soon found its way to many Bangladeshis settled in Bengaluru and to the north-eastern states and Dhaka. Police said the survivor, who returned to Kerala, has been traced. She is expected to reach Bengaluru late Friday night.