A call centre employee was allegedly gang-raped by two men in South-East Bengaluru, even as the city teems with the security apparatus entrusted with guarding German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and PM Narendra Modi.
"A woman in her twenties, an employee with a call centre here, was gang-raped on the night of October 3 by two persons in South-East Bengaluru," City Police Commissioner N S Megharikh told PTI.
The woman, who is from Madhya Pradesh, was waiting for transport to return home at around 10 PM when the duo stopped their vehicle and offered to drop her to her destination.
They took her to a deserted spot, raped her and then dropped her back in Madiwala area in South East Bengaluru.
The woman later called up her friends, who arrived at the spot and immediately took her to nearby St John's Hospital, where doctors called police, police said, adding that they have recorded her statement.
The woman was discharged yesterday, they said, adding that a special team has been formed under Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Rohini Katoch Sepat to trace the duo. Two suspects were also being questioned for their involvement.
The Indian Express reported that the two men picked up the woman in a mini-van, a scene that is uncomfortably reminiscent of the Nirbhaya rape case of Delhi.
According to OneIndia, the rape occurred near Bangalore's storied Electronics City near a stretch of road that is particularly dark and poorly policed. According to the latest available figures, there have been 80 cases of rape reported in the city in 2013 out of which three were in schools.