5 arrested in Bengaluru for torturing and raping a woman.

The accused arrested by Bengaluru Police. (Source of image: India Today)

On May 27, the Bengaluru police arrested five people after a gut-wrenching video went viral in Assam that shows these Bangladeshi immigrants torturing and raping a woman. They identified the arrested as Mohammed Babu Sahik (30), Ridoy Babo (25), Sagar (23), and Hakil (23), including a woman whose identity police did not reveal. The video led to their arrest. In a release, Bengaluru police said, "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 commissioner, Kamal Pant said, "At present, the victim is away in a neighboring state and a team has been dispatched to trace her so that she could join the investigation. All of them are from Bangladesh. They brutalized the victim over financial differences and had brought the victim to India for human trafficking."

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Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Ayush, Youth Affairs and Sports, followed up, asking the police of all states and Union territories to help. In Ramamurthy Nagar Police Station, a case of rape, assault, and under other provisions of law has been registered against the accused. According to the sources of police, the video surfaced from the 'deep web' and is now circulating through different digital platforms. Also, a source told PTI that, "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." Mohammad Sahidulla, the Deputy Commissioner of Tejgaon zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police took up the case after the video went viral. The video is believed to have been shot months ago. As the investigation started in Bangladesh, one of their accomplices got caught, who told the local police that the video got shot somewhere in India.

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After watching the video, it was assumed that the survivor was from the northeast part of the country. The Assam police then started looking for information about the accused and tweeted, "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."

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