Kolkata gang-rape case: Three arrested, forensic test results to be available today

A woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted early on Monday allegedly by four youths in a moving car in Kolkata’s posh township Salt Lake.

Updated: Jun 01, 2016, 05:00 AM IST
Kolkata gang-rape case: Three arrested, forensic test results to be available today
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Kolkata: The West Bengal Police on Tuesday arrested three persons in connection with the sensational gang-rape of a young woman in a moving car in Kolkata’s posh satellite township Salt Lake.

Meanwhile, the vehicle in which the crime took place has also been impounded and forensic test results would be available on Wednesday.

The three - all drivers by profession - were picked up from Haroa in North 24 Parganas district, said Bidhannagar Police Commissioner Javed Shamim.

 

The woman, in her 20s, was sexually assaulted early on Monday allegedly by four youths - the manner of the crime acting as a chilling reminder of the Park street gang-rape case where an Anglo-Indian woman was the victim in 2012.

Admitted in a state-run hospital, she was now stable. A medical test has confirmed gang-rape, said a police source.

"One of the culprits is still absconding. We carried out raids, but couldn't get him. Hopefully, we'll be able to arrest him soon," said Shamim.

He said the three youths - Suvendu Nag, Sourav Dey and Arnab Bera - have been brought to Bidhannagar for interrogation.

 

Police zeroed in on the three youths on the basis of the footage from a CCTV close to the scene of the crime and by tracking their mobile phones.

The victim had come to the city some time back and was staying at Baguiati in northeast Kolkata. She was working in a night club.

(With IANS inputs)