Japanese research scholar confined and gangraped in Gaya

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Gaya, Jan 3: A Japanese research scholar was allegedly abducted and raped by 5 men in BIhar's Gaya district. The accused have been arrested by a joint police team of Gaya and Kolkata.

After calling the Japanese consulate, the girl lodged an FIR at the Park Street police station in Kolkata. She had befriended a man called Wasim Khan who spoke Japanese in Kolkata on Nov 20. She went with him to Gaya.

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"Once there, Wasim molested her and took Rs 76,000 from her bank account before handing her over to the duo (Zahir and Shahid). There (Gaya), the brothers confined her till the end of December and repeatedly gangraped her," said Pallab Kanti Ghosh, Special CP (Crime) of Kolkata Police.

Later, they put the girl in a bus bound for Varanasi where she got in touch with friends and contacted the Japanese consulate in Kolkata.

"A joint team of Kolkata and Gaya Police arrested two brothers Zahir and Shahid from their house in Taro village under Fatehpur police station of Gaya district for confining and raping a Japanese girl,"Senior Superintendent of Police, Gaya, Nishant Kumar Tiwari said.

After lodging an FIR, Wasim was arrested. The police acquired some information from him and arrested the brothers from Gaya by sending a special team. The two brothers were arrested on charges of rape and cheating the Japanese girl, said Gaya SSP.

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