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English NewsBengaluru: 7 years life sentence for 21-year-old Bangladeshi Womans Gang-Rape convicts

A Bengaluru court on Friday found 11 people guilty of gang-raping a 22-year-old Bangladeshi woman in the city on May 27 last year. The accused included three women and were all given punishments ranging from nine months to life term imprisonment.

Previously last year, a video surfaced on the Internet of three men assaulting and raping a girl who was first suspected to be from Northeast India. After which Assam Police investigated the matter and cracked the case when Telengana police found out the woman to be from Bangladesh.

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The victim, who was in Bengaluru at the time, was allegedly caught hold of by a gang of human traffickers who lured her into sex work on the pretext of giving her a job. In a video that outraged people, four men and one woman were seen assaulting the woman.

The case was being handled by the Whitefield Police who tracked down six of the accused. The other five accused were arrested later by the Ramamurthynagar Police.

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The accused were reportedly running a human trafficking ring, trapping several young girls from Bangladesh into the flesh trade by offering them employment opportunities. Police sources told the media that the victim was raped after she had an argument with her traffickers.

Reports indicate that 12 people were originally arrested in the case, however, one of them turned an approver for the investigators. Therefore, 11 people were convicted in the case. As the case involved another country, reports said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also supervised.

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Shobuj Sheik and Rafiq alias Rafsan are the main accused. Their associates Ridoy Babu, Rakibul Islam Sagar, Mohammed Babu Shaik, Hakil, Ajim, Jamal, Dali, Nasrath, Kajal and Tanya are the other suspects as per the charge sheet.


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