Howrah, March 7: A 20-year-old woman jumped from the second floor of a building to escape an alleged rape attempt. The incident happened in Howrah.
She sustained injuries on her head and face and was admitted to the Howrah General Hospital.
A resident of Liluah in Howrah district, the woman later said that she was given a drink laced with intoxicants while she was chatting with a few male friends on Sunday evening after she went to meet her boyfriend. She was then allegedly attacked by her male friends who were accused of trying to gangrape her.
The woman said although she was feeling drowsy, yet she was in her senses and made a desperate attempt to escape by running to the second floor roof and jumping from there.
She landed on a mound of sand, which helped her avoid a major injury.
Three men were arrested. A case of sexual harassment was filed against them and they will be produced in Howrah court on Monday. The doctors said the woman did escape a rape attempt.