Updated: August 26, 2021 10:14:23 am
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.
The woman, who is critical, is yet to give her statement to the police. Police have obtained a statement from her friend who was also assaulted by the group.
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.
According to police sources, four or five persons were involved in the incident.
A senior police officer said the accused were drunk when they spotted the couple on an isolated route to Chamundi Hills. At first, they allegedly tried to rob the couple, but later took the woman to another spot and sexually assaulted her. A case has been registered at the Alanahalli police station and efforts are being made to nab the accused, said a police officer.
The woman has been admitted to a hospital in Mysuru, police said.
“These cases are very sensitive. We cannot reveal too many details. An FIR has been registered. We will know how the attack happened when we get a statement from the victim. Meanwhile, her friend has given a statement and we have filed an FIR on the basis of that,” said Mysuru Police Commissioner Chandragupta.
“We have set up special teams for investigation. We are looking at all angles. An incident has occurred and we want to probe it effectively,” he said.
“They are both students. At around 7.30 pm yesterday, they went to the forest region near the helipad. Some people who were following them have done this. At around 1.30 am, they got admitted to a hospital. In the morning, a memo was received from the hospital. An FIR has been registered. Further inquiries are on. I have directed the police to take it very seriously. No arrests have been made until now. We have sent an ADGP to Mysuru,” said State Home Minister Araga Jnanendra. He said he is scheduled to visit Mysuru on Thursday.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who is in Delhi, said he had directed Director General of Police Praveen Sood to find the accused at the earliest. “A case has been registered. I have told the DGP that whoever has perpetrated this should be identified and stringent action should be taken against them,” he said.
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