Howrah woman jumps off three-storey building trying to escape rape; police arrest 3 accused

A 20-year-old girl jumped off a three-storey building, after three men, including her boyfriend, allegedly tried to rape her on Sunday in Howrah, reports DNA. She suffered some brain injuries after the incident and has been admitted to the Howrah General hospital, reports The Times of India.

The accused in the police custody. Image credit Twitter/ibnlive

The accused in the police custody. Image credit Twitter/@ibnlive

The girl is a resident of Liluah in Howrah and was put up at a friend’s place. An NDTV report suggests that, at the time of the incident, she was visiting her boyfriend in the apartment where the two other men were also present. She was then allegedly forced to consume a spiked drink, following which the three men allegedly assaulted her.

In her drugged state, she gathered her remaining senses and in an effort to escape the assaulter, jumped off the building and is now in critical condition, reports said. A mound of sand present on the ground floor saved her life, as per the report by The Times of India.

Some locals caught hold of the attackers and handed them to the police. According to the DNA report, they will be produced before the local court on Monday. They have been booked under the charges of molestation.

Updated Date: Mar 07, 2016 12:57 PM

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