‘Inconsistencies’ in Bangalore gangrape case,police probe on

Two days after a student of the National Law School of India University was allegedly gangraped,the police are yet to trace the accused

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore | Published: October 16, 2012 3:51 am

Two days after a student of the National Law School of India University was allegedly gangraped,the police are yet to trace the accused.

The victim,a Nepali student,and her friend,an IT consultant with IBM who has been identified as Nirmal from Kerala,were reportedly in a vehicle parked off the main road,in a secluded spot in a forest between the law school and the Bangalore University campus,when the incident occurred at about 10 pm on Saturday.

The couple said they met each other recently through a mutual friend on Facebook.

According to the girl’s police complaint,a gang of eight persons,who were in an inebriated state,broke the windshield of their car and took the couple deeper into the wooded area on the Bangalore University campus adjoining the law school.

The accused then allegedly sent Nirmal with a couple of gang members to get his wallet from the car.

According to the complaint,the girl was then assaulted and raped by the remaining men.

However,a medical report from a government hospital on Monday reported that there was “no intercourse’’.

“There are many inconsistencies in the case. It may take a different turn when investigations are done,’’ said police sources.According to the complaint,the girl lost contact with her friend for a while,and could only get in touch with him around midnight,after being abandoned near her hostel by her attackers.

Police sources involved in the investigation said they were continuing to pursue this as a rape case on the basis of the complaint registered by the victim.

According to the police,Nirmal said this was the first time he had ventured into the wooded area. A mobile phone that was in his possession has been reported as stolen.

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