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Bengal: Delivery boy, aide arrested for raping 66 women

Rahul M
·1-min read

Two on Saturday were arrested for raping and blackmailing as many as 66 women in Hooghly district's Bandel. 

One of the accused, Vishal Verma, was working for an e-commerce delivery platform. In the pretext of receiving feedbacks, Vishal managed to get the contact details of his victims. Later on, he lured them into video calls. Vishal used the screenshots to blackmail the women, mostly married, and subsequently raped them when they turned up at his house in Bandel, reported Bengal daily Aajkal. 

Acting on a rape complaint filed by a local woman from Chinsurah, the two accused, Vishal and his aide Suman were picked up from their residence. 

Reportedly, Vishal had extorted money and jewellery from his victims at gunpoint. Vishal has revealed to the police that the woman who had filed the complaint against him was his 66th victim.

According the woman, Vishal had befriended her after he had delivered a good at her place two months back. When she had gone to his place, Vishal had raped her.

After the police raided Vishal's house on Saturday, they had caught him red-handed intimidating a woman. The police had also recovered several microchips that had numerous pictures and videos of the victims. 

On Sunday, a local court in Chinsurah remanded them to 5-day police custody.