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7 in custody for attacking former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta in Kolkata

The seven youths were arrested on Tuesday after a Facebook post of Sengupta describing the incident in details had gone viral.

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Kolkata Updated on: June 19, 2019 23:53 IST
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Ushoshi Sengupta

The seven youths, who were arrested for allegedly attacking former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta and vandalising the vehicle she was travelling in, were on Wednesday remanded in two days of police custody, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.

Sengupta, the winner of Miss India Universe pageant on 2010, was attacked by a group of young bikers near south Kolkata's Exide crossing while coming back from a city five star hotel a in an Uber cab with her colleague.

According to the model-actress, the boys attacked them, tried to break the window pane of the cab and assaulted the cab driver after one of the two-wheelers crashed with the car around 11.50 pm on Monday.

"The arrested youths have been remanded in two days of police custody till June 21. We are checking the CCTV footage on the location to determine how many more were involved in the incident. A search is on for the other accused," Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police (south division) Miraz Khalid told IANS.

"We have appealed to the court to grant us permission for the Test Identification Parade of the accused," he said.

The seven youths were arrested on Tuesday after a Facebook post of Sengupta describing the incident in details had gone viral.

Apart from describing the horrific incident, the model also claimed in her post that she had sought help from officers of Maidan police station in the heart of the city, and later went to Charu Market police station in south Kolkata but on both occasions, police refused to act and argued over their area of jurisdiction.

She was told that the crossing falls under the jurisdiction of Bhawanipore police station.

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