Mall employee gang raped in Kolkata

Mall employee gang raped in Kolkata

A 21-year-old mall employee, returning home in a shared taxi, was dragged out and gang raped by some of her co-passengers, police said Monday.

The woman, a resident of Howrah district, was travelling back home from Kidderpore here in a shuttle (shared) taxi, when her co-passengers are said to have dragged her out of the vehicle at a desolate spot and raped her.

"A gangrape has been recorded. After work, she boarded a shuttle taxi and was dragged away forcibly by four or five youths in Kidderpore and was raped in a vacant place," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Port Division) V. Solomon Nesakumar told reporters.

According to police, the woman is an employee at a shopping mall in the southern part of the city. On Sunday evening she left her workplace and travelled to Kidderpore from where she boarded the taxi.

After the incident,the men left her at Babughat and fled. She was semi-conscious and somehow managed to alert her relatives through a phone call from the Howrah railway station.

She has been admitted to Howrah State General Hospital. A formal complaint was registered at Wattgunj police station Monday.

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