Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Bengaluru for allegedly brutalising a woman by stripping and raping her, a video of which has gone 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.
According to police, at present the victim is away in a neighbouring state.
Team of police has been sent to trace her, so that she could join the investigation.
The police said all accused are from Bangladesh, who brutalized the victim over monetary deal.
They had brought the victim to India for human trafficking. On the basis of the contents of the video clip and facts disclosed during preliminary interrogation of the nabbed accused, a case of rape, assault has been registered and other relevant provisions of law invoked against the accused, the release said.
According to police, the video is claimed to have surfaced from ”deep web” and is now circulating through different digital platforms.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the Assam police too stumbled upon the video. Believing that it was somewhere in Assam, the police posted the photographs of the culprits on their Twitter handle.
“These images are of 5 culprits who are seen brutally torturing & violating a young girl in a viral video. The time or place of this incident is not clear. Anyone with information regarding this crime or the criminals may please contact us. They will be rewarded handsomely,” Assam police said in a tweet.