Karnataka police have arrested five Bangladeshis, including a woman, for raping and filming a woman in Bengaluru.
In a statement, the Bengaluru Police said the victim was sexually abused and tortured, and the accused also filmed the act.
Preliminary investigation in the case has revealed that the victim and the five accused are all Bangladeshi nationals. Police say the victim was brought to India via human trafficking.
“Based on the contents of the video and preliminary investigation, a case of rape and assault has been registered against six persons, including two women at Ramamurthy Nagar police station. A police team has also been deputed to an adjoining state to trace the victim so that she could join the investigation,” Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said in a tweet.
He added that based on the information gathered so far, “all of them are part of the same group and are believed to be from Bangladesh”. “The victim, who is also a Bangladeshi, was brought to India for trafficking and was tortured and brutalised due to a financial matter,” Pant said. He also added that the investigation was carried out under the supervision of senior officers.