Sexual assault video: Bengaluru Police arrest six people including two women; efforts on to trace victim


In a significant development, police in Karnataka have arrested six people in connection with a viral video that showed a young girl being sexually assaulted and brutalised.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said, “Based on the contents of the video and preliminary investigation, a case of rape and assault has been registered against 6 persons including 2 women at @ramamurthyngrps. A police team has also been deputed to an adjoining state to trace the victim so that she could join the investigation.”

Pant said that, according to the information revealed so far, all of the accused arrested ‘were part of the same group and are believed to be from Bangladesh.’ “The victim who is also a Bangladeshi was brought to India for trafficking & was tortured & brutalized due to a financial matter,” he said.

The top cop added, “The investigation is being carried with full earnestness and under the supervision of senior officers.”

The major breakthrough came hours after the Assam Police announced a reward for those who could help them nab the culprits present in the video. The Assam Police had also released the photos of the accused including a woman.

The girl was first believed to be from Rajasthan, but Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju had clarified that the victim in the viral video was not the same person, who had committed suicide.

What has left netizens stunned was the presence of a woman as the lead perpetrator in the video. She could be seen leading the brutality against the minor girl in the video.