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Software engineer raped in Bangalore

Express News Service | Bangalore | Posted: June 8, 2014 1:28 am

A 25-year-old woman, working as a software engineer with a prominent private IT firm in Bangalore, was allegedly raped by a stranger in her paying guest accommodation late Friday night.

The stranger entered the paying guest facility at Dodda Togur near Electronic City, where major IT firms are situated, while the software engineer was asleep.

According to the police, the victim who is from Jharkhand was alone in her PG accommodation when the attacker gained entry to her room by opening the main door through a window next to it. He overpowered the victim and assaulted her sexually. He then fled the spot.

Joint Commissioner of Police (east) K V Sharath Chandra said the victim decided to file a complaint after talking to her parents. The Electronic City police have registered a case of rape. Chandra said the incident occurred due to the lack of security at the PG accommodation.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-east) T D Pawar said that they have formed a team to verify the incident. “There are 40 members staying in the PG. The room mates of the victim were away when the incident took place,” he said.

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