22-year-old medical student ‘kidnapped,gangraped’ in edu hub Manipal

22-year-old girl was allegedly picked up in an auto and dumped on campus after being gangraped.

Written by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: June 22, 2013 3:57 am

A 22-year-old student of medicine was allegedly abducted from near her college in Manipal and gangraped by three men on Thursday night,police said.

The woman,who was allegedly picked up in an autorickshaw around 11 pm and dumped on the campus after being gangraped,has suffered a fracture in her leg and injuries on her hands and neck,Udupi superintendent of police Dr Boralingaiah said.

Police registered a case of kidnapping and gangrape based on the complaint of an estate manager at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

“There has been an incident of gangrape. The police are verifying the complaint. There are certain clues that we are working on. No arrests have been made. It is a delicate situation because the victim is in a state of shock,” said Prathap Reddy,IG of Police,Western Range,in whose jurisdiction the educational district of Udupi lies.

The student,who is from Kerala,is in shock,but has provided information on the alleged rape through counsellors at the hospital where she is admitted.

“We are trying to rebuild the picture of what transpired through counsellors who alone can interact with her. We have to progress carefully because she is in a state of trauma,” Reddy said.

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