31/05/2016 8:16 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In A Moving Car In Kolkata

Indian youth hold candles during a protest against sexual violence in New Delhi, India, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.Police were searching Monday for a man who raped a Japanese student sightseeing in northern India, while elsewhere they announced the arrest of eight men suspected of brutally raping and killing a Nepalese woman, as India authorities continue to struggle to address chronic sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

KOLKATA -- A 24-year-old girl, who performs at a bar on VIP road which connects to the airport, was gang-raped allegedly by four to five persons at Salt Lake's Sector-V in a moving vehicle on Sunday night, rekindling memories of the notorious Park Street gang-rape of 2012.

The girl, who had gone to a multiplex at Sector-V to meet a friend, was waiting on the road for transport when a man approached her and asked her if she was looking for someone. The girl then asked for direction to an address, police said.

Soon after, the man then called up someone and before long an SUV emerged with three to four persons on board. As the girl got into the car, her co-passengers soon began 'assaulting' her. They allegedly raped her by taking turns in the moving vehicle.

The girl was dumped on the roadside in an unconscious state at Sector-1 in Salt lake. She was rescued by a mobile unit of the police in the early hours yesterday after a taxi driver drew its attention, officials of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate said.

An FIR was lodged with the Electronic Complex Police Station under Salt Lake Sector-V against four to five unknown persons on the basis of her statement given to the police alleging gang-rape.

The DC, DD, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, Kankar Prasad Barui said they have received the complaint and an investigation is on.

A massive raid is on to nab the culprits, he said, adding, till now there was no arrest.

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