Survivor in ‘Rape Video’ Case Back in Bengaluru, Statement Taken

The Deccan Herald report also states that it is believed that the woman was trafficked by the prime suspect, Mohammed Babu Shaikh, aged 30, three months ago. The report added that the woman had lost her parents and had worked in Dubai and Mumbai before she came to Bengaluru.

A senior police officer told the Deccan Herald that a financial dispute had developed between the woman and Shaikh, following which she moved to Kozhikode. Shaikh had convinced the woman to come back and when she did, Shaikh and three other men brutally stripped and gang-raped her at the rented house in Kanakanagar in east Bengaluru on 19 May and 20 May. They filmed the brutal act on their phone. This video later went viral in Bangladesh and northeast India, after which Assam police issued a lookout notice.

The report further stated that the other accused were Ridoy Babo (25), Rakibul Islam Sagar (23), and Hakil (23). Two women, Nasrath and Kajal, who were present during the incident were also arrested and have been sent to police custody till 10 June.

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