Woman raped by robbers in front of husband in Bangalore
BANGALURU: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gang
raped by knife-wielding robbers in the presence of her husband and
mother-in-law at her residence here, police said on Tuesday.
The woman was raped by two of a four-member robbers’
gang in the presence of the family, as the accused allegedly tied their hands
and threatened them with knife, Inspector HSR layout, Raghvinder said.
The four accused, all aged 21 and residents of Bangaluru,
entered the victim’s house around midnight and claimed to be policemen who
wanted to inquire about illegal sale of intoxicants, he said.
All the four robbers were arrested on Oct 31 at
Chikkaballapur and charged under Section 376D (gangrape) of the Indian Penal
Code, Additional Commissioner (Law and Order) Alok Kumar said.
The incident took place on the night of Oct 24 in the
city’s south-east area HSR layout, but a complaint against the accused was
lodged on Oct 28, Raghvinder said.
According to the complainant, the robbers threatened
the husband with the sharp-edged weapon after he opened the door and barged
into their residence. They broke the almirah and looted some cash and gold
valuables, he said.
Later, they tied the husband and the mother-in-law to
a bed and two of the robbers gang raped the woman, while the other two helped
them kept a watch around the house.
The gang also threatened the members with dire
consequences if they approached police and locked the door from outside before
leaving the crime scene, he said.
The accused were wanted in numerous robbery cases,
while one of them had recently been imprisoned in connection with a few theft
cases, police said.