PM assures support for Bhutanese gangrape survivor in Bangalore

Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay expressed shock and horror at the news of an alleged gang rape of a Bhutanese woman in Bangalore.

He said, “Our embassy in Delhi is working closely with Indian government officials and the Bangalore police. They are also in touch with the victim who is being provided full support by our embassy.”

The said that his thoughts and prayers are with the brave victim.

The Indian media quoting the local police said that the 25-26 year old Bhutanese woman though being outnumbered by three men put up a stiff resistance.

This was visible as both the survivor and her tormentors bear the tell-tale signs in the form of bruises and cuts, the local police said.

Police said when the woman opposed them, the accused assaulted her as well.

The Bhutanese woman, works as a beautician in a beauty parlor.

According to police, the complainant and the accused, who knew each other, were at the birthday party of a common friend on Sunday night.

The survivor has stated in her complaint that the birthday party took place in Hebbugodi. She was looking for a place to buy cigarettes after the party when one of the accused offered to take her to a place that was open 24/7. From there, he invited her home. Since she knew him and his room mates well, she did not suspect any foul play. However, the three of them later raped her.

The accused are Mehboob alias Babu, Khaled and Mukhtiar. All three of them are 22 years old and are employees of a hotel in the Electronics City area.  They are from Neelam Bazaar, Karimganj district in Assam.

The Bhutanese woman, who was gangraped on Monday by the three youths, took some time to recover from the shock and did not immediately approach the police fearing repercussions.

However, she made up her mind to file a complaint the following morning. The survivor, a resident of Hebbugodi, had come to the city only six months ago to work as a beautician in a salon in Electronics City. She was living with her friends in a flat. Electronics City police have registered a case.

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