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Nirbhaya returns: 18-year-old North-East girl tied and raped in Bengaluru

While the execution of Nirbhaya rapists is scheduled for March 20, another such case has come to light from Bengaluru’s Devanahalli. 18-year-old girl was tied and raped at the guest house of a gated community project on Friday. 

Nirbhaya returns: 18-year-old North-East girl tied and raped in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, First Published Mar 15, 2020, 10:20 PM IST
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Bengaluru: 18 year old tribal girl from Tripura was reportedly tied up and raped on Friday in Bengaluru. 

The girl was was working as a house maid at a guest house of a gated community project in Devanahalli near Kempegowda International Airport and the accused is said to be the brother of the driver working for those at the guest house. 

As per reports, at around 5 pm on March 13, the 18-year-old belonging to Bru tribe of Tripura in  North-East India, had come to clean the guest house. Realising that the girl is alone, the accused barged inside and tied her hands up, stuffed clothes in her mouth and allegedly raped her. 

The accused left the place after the heinous crime. The petrified victim, called her parents back home and narrated her ordeal. The parents reached out to the North-East community help line in Bengaluru and sought help. 

The members from North-East Solidarity contacted the nodal officer for the North-East Community in Bengaluru and explained the situation. The officer is said to have asked the jurisdictional police in Devanahalli to coordinate and also intimated the Bengaluru North-East Division DCP about the situation. 

The brother of the driver working at the guest house was around and took her to one of the rooms, and tied her two hands and stuffed a cloth in her mouth and raped her. The girl tried her best to escape and fight him back, but she could not.
She was suffering from severe body pain and was bleeding. Her stomach was paining. 

“She was rescued yesterday and admitted to a hospital. Today being Sunday, coupled with coronavirus fear, no hospital could help with scanning,” said Dr Rini Ralte from North-East Solidarity. 

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