Two accused in the Bengaluru sexual assault case were shot in the leg by the police to prevent them from escaping.
The two accused, who tried to flee, were among the five accused arrested in the sensational Bengaluru sexual assault case, video of which went viral in the social media recently.
The incident took place at around 5 in the morning on Friday, when the police took the accused persons to the spot for reconstructing the crime scene.
It is then, when two of the accused allegedly tried to flee and police had to open fire and shot them at their legs in a bid to stop them from escaping.
Both the injured accused were later admitted to a hospital.
All the accused arrested in the case are Bangladeshi nationals.
Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Bengaluru on Thursday for allegedly brutalising a woman by stripping and sexually assaulting her, a video of which went viral on social media.
“Based on a video clip, wherein one woman was subjected to physical abuse and torture by a group of people, five culprits including a woman, visible in the clip were immediately traced and secured by Bengaluru City police,” Bengaluru police said in a statement.
All the accused and the victim are Bangladeshi nationals.
The victim was being raped, battered and had a glass bottle shoved into her private parts and all this was visible only because one of those monsters was recording the whole thing, said a police official.
“As per information revealed so far, all of them are part of the same group and believed to be from Bangladesh. Due to financial differences, the culprits brutalised the victim who is also said to be a Bangladeshi, brought to India for human trafficking,” the police added.
Special Commissioner of Delhi Police – Robin Hibu, who is also the president of the Helping Hands NGO, told Northeast Now: “Special thanks to Bengalore Police, who cracked the case led by Bapa DCP East Bangalore for this tedious all out investigation led to the arrest of these hearless sadistic goons.”
The video believed to have been shot months ago surfaced in Bangladesh for the first time after which the Deputy Commissioner of Tejgaon zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Mohammad Sahidulla took up the case, sources said.
During the investigation in Bangladesh, one of their accomplices was caught and who told the police that the video was shot somewhere in India.
Notably, when the video first surfaced in India, many in the Northeast believed that the victim was from this part of the Country.
Netizens, at first, even rushed to conclude that the girl in the video was Lovikali Sumi from Nagaland, who had committed suicide recently in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
However, preliminary investigation ruled out the claim and it was established that the victim in the viral video was not Lovikali Sumi from Nagaland, who had committed suicide recently in Jodhpur.