Karnataka Bangalore News August 26 Highlights: Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai Thursday said the government has taken the gangrape incident in Mysuru “seriously” and that the perpetrators will be caught soon and brought to justice. He further said his government will form a special team to investigate the case. The CM also disapproved of the comments made by Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra that the girl and her male friend should not have gone to the deserted place and that the opposition Congress was trying to “rape” him by targeting him over the incident.
Meanwhile, the Mysuru police are using technical data like cell phone location of all mobile phones that were in use in the area where the crime took place to identify and question suspects. Although unconfirmed reports say cops have detained one person linked to the crime, they are yet to make arrests.
In a related development, Karnataka State Women’s Commission Chairperson Prameela Naidu, who visited Mysuru earlier today, said the commission has filed a suo motu case in the Mysuru incident, wherein a 23-year-old MBA student was allegedly gangraped by four or five unidentified persons when she was returning from a forested area with a male friend in Mysuru on Tuesday night.
Condemning the act, she said that the police have found clues about the accused and are confident of nabbing them. She said that she had gone to meet the victim but doctors had advised against it as the student was still recovering from the shock.
The woman’s friend has sustained injuries on his head and is recovering.
The incident took place around 8 pm in the Tippayyanakere region, in Lalithadripura area of Mysuru, police sources said. The woman has been identified as a student from outside Karnataka who was studying in Mysuru.