Bengaluru, DHNS: A 22-year-old employee of a leading BPO in Madivala was gang-raped by the driver and cleaner of a tempo traveller she opted to travel in on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The incident came to light on Monday.
According to the police, the victim and her friend dined at a restaurant on Hosur Road on Saturday night. Later, her friend dropped her near Bommanahalli bus stop.
While she was waiting to catch a bus to reach her house in HSR Layout, a tempo traveller offered to drop waiting passengers to Madivala, Bommanahalli and HSR Layout.
The victim, a native of Madhya Pradesh, got into the vehicle as the “driver’s face was familiar”, the police said.
Vehicle takes deviation
There was nobody else in the vehicle. The victim grew suspicious and protested when they took a deviation from Hosur Main road.
She told them to stop and asked them where they were heading. The duo threatened her with a knife, took her to a secluded place and raped her.
Four hours later, around 2 am, they dropped her back to Bommanahalli bus stop, the police said. She managed to reach her house and contacted her friend, who rushed her to St John’s Medical College Hospital.
The police rounded up a few people based on the details provided by the victim. However, she said they were not the ones who committed the crime.
“We have formed three teams to arrest the duo. We have traced the vehicle registration number. We have completed all medical, legal and investigation formalities and the two will be arrested soon,” Additional Commissioner of Police (East) P Harishekharan told Deccan Herald.
The victim’s parents rushed to Bengaluru on Sunday and took her back to Madhya Pradesh.
The victim came to Bengaluru about a year ago. She would usually return home from office by bus or private vehicles, the police added.