Two male BPO employees and their van driver were allegedly kidnapped, stripped off their clothes and sodomised in Bengaluru on Tuesday, 29 September.
The incident happened when the Tempo Traveller attached to the BPO victims' firm came to pick them up for work from their residences in BTM Layout at around 3.30 am. When they were heading to office, a car coming from the opposite direction stopped the van and complained about the Tempo driver driving on high beam, reported the Bangalore Mirror.
A minor altercation happened between the Tempo driver and the two cabbies who were reportedly drunk.
Then, the accused, identified as Kiran, 29, and Satish 25, beat up the Tempo driver. When the BPO employees tried to intervene, the accused beat them up as well, according to news reports.
Afterwards, they robbed the trio of Rs. 600, two mobiles phones, one silver ring and three debit cards. When the accused tried to withdraw money from a nearby ATM they went into a rage after they found the bank accounts were empty, reported The Times of India.
The accused then forced the Tempo driver to drive to an isolated place in Ragigudda in JP Nagar, where they stripped off the trio's clothes and took turns in sodomising them.
Later, they called up another friend, whose name reportedly is also Satish. He came and picked up the two accused from the scene.
The victims managed to write down the number of the vehicle which ultimately led to the arrest of the cabbies. Later, their accomplice was also arrested.
On Tuesday, 6 October DCP (south-east) Rohini Katoch-Sepat from Mico Layout police arrested the two accused. They have been booked under Section 377 of IPC, reported The Times of India.
Initially, the victims didn't report the sexual assault to the police for fear of social stigma. However, only after the police interrogated Kiran and Satish for details did the sodomy came to light. Medical examinations that were conducted on both the accused and the victims confirmed the sexual assault.
The incident comes days after the gang-rape of a female BPO employee by two men in a Tempo traveller on Saturday, 3 October.