Main accused in gang rape case shot at in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Police shot at and injured Shobuj Sheik, 30, an accused in the case of gang-rape of a Bangladeshi woman, at Rampura near Ramamurthynagar, on Wednesday morning.
Sheik from Bangladesh is the 10th accused. City police had arrested six suspects, including two women, on May 27. Three accused—Rafsan, his wife Tanya and their friend Dalim—were arrested in Chennai on Tuesday and based on their input, city police took Sheik into custody from a makeshift tent of ragpickers near Rampura lake.
On the way to the station, he allegedly assaulted head constable Devendra Nayak with a knife and tried to escape. Sensing danger, subinspector Shivaraj opened fire at Sheik’s left leg. Nayak and Sheik were rushed to Bowring hospital.
SD Sharanappa, deputy commissioner of police (east), said Sheik had a financial dispute with the survivor. He went to Kerala and brought the woman by convincing her that he wanted to discuss a financial settlement. Later, he along with other suspects, raped her and recorded it.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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