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Bengaluru Police detain 21-year-old for allegedly raping, murdering student

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sanjeev M Patil said the girl had gone to meet the accused after her family suggested she seek help from him for the admission process. He was known to her brother.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: December 20, 2020 6:37:42 pm
The police is investigating the incident.

The Bengaluru Police detained a 21-year-old for allegedly raping and murdering a 19-year-old student who was in the city to secure admission at a nursing college.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sanjeev M Patil said the girl had gone to meet the accused after her family suggested she seek help from him for the admission process. He was known to her brother.

“A case has been filed with charges of rape and murder against the accused, based on the complaint we received from the building owner,” Patil said.

According to the FIR, the accused has been identified as Anisur Rahman, a student at the same nursing college where the victim was planning to join.

“The accused had visited the college on Tuesday for admission. The victim was asked to come to the accused’s house early on Wednesday as they planned to go to the college together again to complete other formalities,” Patil explained.

However, a while after she reached his house, the accused rushed out screaming and seeking help from neighbours. “The victim was seen lying unconscious when the neighbours came to help. They rushed her to the hospital, where she was declared brought dead,” Patil said.

Meanwhile, a police officer from Byadarahalli police station cited the FIR filed at the station adding that the victim “had arrived in the city a couple of days before the incident from Assam.”

Further, the officer added, “The victim’s father had contacted the accused on the day of the incident too. However, we are waiting for the postmortem report to ascertain other facts linked to the incident.”

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