(IBNS) A woman returning from state-run SSKM Hospital after visiting his relative was raped and robbed by the driver of a shuttle car in Kolkata in the wee hours of Friday, police said.
The accused car driver, identified as Mumtaz Khan, has been arrested, police said.
The woman said she boarded a shuttle car in the night from Exide crossing in central Kolkata but the driver took her towards Park Circus and then picked up another person and asked him to drive the car.
The woman was bound for Barrackpore area, but the car driver took the car at a desolate place near Nicco Park near the city’s main IT hub.
There he allegedly raped the woman and looted about Rs 3000 from her besides some gold ornaments.
The woman said the other person in the car, identified as Habib Rahman, had tried to stop the crime, and is innocent.
The woman was later dropped in a city road where a police patrol party was frisking vehicles.
She then lodged a complain with Entally police station which provided her assistance and tracked down the alleged rapist from Beck Bagan area with the help of Habib Rahman, the other occupant of the car.
The victim also underwent a medical examination, reports said.
A political storm was created a few months back after the rape of an Anglo-Indian woman inside a moving vehicle off Park Street in Kolkata.