Kolkata, Aug 31, 2016, (PTI) in Deccan Herald
Two drivers of a popular online cab aggregator service were arrested today for their alleged involvement in raping and killing a 12-year-old pavement dweller in the city.
(Note: What unbelievable things are happening in our God forsaken country? This is for the benefit of those who travel by Auto or Taxi in India. You may be taken to unpredictable destinations, especially if you belong to the fairer sex and alone. How can one believe even reputable companies who run taxies in India? From the time of the torturous story of Nirbhaya in a public transport, one wonders if there is any safe and dependable transport in India. “Drinking is injurious to health,” is written on all liquor bottles. How to caution any one travelling by another’s vehicle, private or public? Shall we ask all travelers to write in their minds: “Travelling in India is injurious to your health.” What is most unthinkable, how pitiable is the condition of the poorest condemned to sleep on pavements? How to protect them from sex vultures looking for prey. Here the government or social workers have to step in to provide safe sleeping dormitories for the roofless. OH tempora, Oh mores! Where have we come to. For the poorest all roads lead to hell in India? james kottoor, editor)
The duo — Shankar Shaw and Guddu Singh — allegedly kidnapped the girl last night by forcing her into an Ola taxi and drove her to the Park Circus flyover where they took turns to rape the minor inside the vehicle, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
After gangraping the minor all through the night, the duo killed her by strangulating at around 5 AM and then tossed her body into a canal below the flyover in Topsia area, the officer said.
"A team from Hare Street Police station arrested both and they have confessed their crime," he said.
The drivers had consumed alcohol at Watgunge and then started going around the city looking for soft targets to "have some fun" and it was then they spotted the girl on the pavement on Brabourne Road, the officer added.
The girl was living on the foothpaths of Brabourne Road with her mother who washes utensils in a local shop."We got information that a girl was picked up in a private car. And from our traffic control we got the number of the car and alerted every police stations," he said.
The nude body of the minor girl was recovered from the canal and has been sent for post-mortem, the officer added.