Gang rapes college student after assaulting her friend

In a shocking incident, a college student was allegedly gang-raped and her male friend assaulted near Chamundi foothills on the outskirts of Mysuru on Tuesday night.

The gang of four to five persons assaulted the male friend, who was accompanying the girl, before raping her. The incident occurred around 7.30 p.m. in the wooded area near the helipad, in the Alanahalli police station limits.

The student and her friend were admitted to a private hospital around 1.30 a.m.. Both of them are out of danger. An FIR has been filed at Alanahalli police station. The accused were believed to be under the influence of alcohol. A team of police personnel, including senior police officials, visited the deserted area on Wednesday as part of the investigation.

Tried to rob them

Police sources said the victims told the police that the gang first tried to rob them, and when they did not find any valuables, attacked them. While they assaulted the man, they sexually abused the girl, sources said.

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said in Bengaluru that a special team has been formed to nab the culprits. “ADGP C.H. Pratap Reddy has already gone to Mysuru to oversee the probe. I will also visit Mysuru on Thursday,” he said.

Minister for Co-operation S.T. Somashekar, who is also the Minister in charge of Mysuru, convened a meeting with senior police officials and people’s representatives on Wednesday evening to take stock of the situation.

City Police Commissioner Chandragupta, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Pradeep Gunti, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) Geetha Prasanna, MP Pratap Simha, MLAs G.T. Deve Gowda, S.A. Ramdas and L. Nagendra were present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, activists of National Students Union of India gathered near the law court complex in Mysuru and protested against the State government for its failure to protect the student and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. Former chairperson of State Women’s Commission and Congress leader Manjula Manasa urged the commission to take up the case suo motu and conduct an investigation.

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