A 26-year-old woman was raped inside a taxi in the city, police said yesterday, adding that the attacker has been arrested. “The woman, a housewife, had lodged a complaint that she was raped inside a moving car late Thursday night. Acting on her complaint, we arrested the accused, Mumtaz Khan, who has confessed to having committed the crime,” said Azizul Mollick, an officer of the Entally police station in central Kolkata.
The police officer said the victim, a resident of Barrackpore town near the city, visited a relative at the SSKM Hospital. Later, she boarded the point-to-point taxi which Mumtaz Khan was driving. Mumtaz Khan then called his friend Habib Khan and asked him to drive the taxi while he went to the backseat and raped the woman, said the officer.
After the complaint was lodged, police first questioned Habib Khan. He led them to Mumtaz Khan, who was arrested Friday morning from his house in Park Circus. Mumtaz Khan had also snatched a gold chain and Rs 3,000 from the woman and dropped her near Entally, said the officer.