Gang of men rape girl near Chamundi foothills in Mysuru

FIR registered at Alanahalli police station

Updated - November 22, 2021 09:42 pm IST

Published - August 25, 2021 05:14 pm IST - MYSURU

The alleged assault took place at a deserted spot near Chamundi foothills in Mysuru on August 24 night.

The alleged assault took place at a deserted spot near Chamundi foothills in Mysuru on August 24 night.

 

A group of men allegedly raped a girl after assaulting her male friend near Chamundi foothills on August 24 night. The group comprised four or five men.

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.

A team of police personnel, including senior officials, visited the spot on August 25.

Tried to rob them

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 August 26,” he said.

Minister for Co-operation S.T. Somashekar, who is the Minister in charge of Mysuru, convened a meeting with senior police officials and people’s representatives on August 25 evening to take stock of the situation.

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.

 

Activists of National Students Union of India gathered near the law court complex in Mysuru and protested against the Karnataka 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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