Bangladeshi Woman Gangrape Video Case: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet on September 6 in the case of alleged sexual abuse of a Bangladeshi woman in Bengaluru. The incident garnered massive attention in June earlier this year after the video of the incident went viral on social media.
A group of illegal immigrants, hailing from Bangladesh are accused of running an interstate prostitution racket. A probe was initiated in the case in July. During the investigations, seven women were rescued and one child from the custody of four human traffickers at a house in K. Channasandra.
The accused as well as the survivors in the case are from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The NIA later took over the case and filed the chargesheet against 13 individuals for human trafficking, sexual exploitation of women and under the Foreigners Act, 1946.
“Investigation has revealed that the chargesheeted accused persons had illegally crossed over to India from Bangladesh,” the NIA said in a press release.
“They were luring women from Bangladesh and trafficking them to India with the promise of jobs,” the press release added.
The Agency claimed that the accused also used forged identity cards and used the forged documents to obtain Indian identity cards such as Aadhaar, PAN cards, etc., for themselves and the women.
The women were allegedly subjected to sexual exploitation multiple times.
Bangladeshi Woman Gangrape Video Case:
A video showing a young girl being attacked by five persons including a woman went viral on social media in late May this year. Initially, it was reported that the rape occurred in northeast India, owing to the geographical virality of the video, and authorities took notice. The Assam police also sought public help in tracking the unidentified accused.
Following the same, the first set of arrests were made the same day, with six people being held. Later it came to light that the incident occurred in Bengaluru. Read more here.