Bengal woman jumps off building to escape rape bid

Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) A woman in West Bengal’s Howrah district jumped off a three-storey building to escape a rape bid and three people have been arrested in this connection, police said on Monday.

The 20-year-old woman survived but had to be hospitalised for her head injuries in the incident that occurred on Sunday night.

The young woman had been invited by her boyfriend to his house in Liluah on the pretext of some celebration and administered a spiked drink, police said.

“As soon she started to feel drowsy the three men tried to force themselves on her. She jumped off the balcony from the second floor building to save herself. On the basis of her complaint, we have arrested all the three accused,” said a police officer.

“The condition of the woman is stable and she is out of danger,” the officer added.

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