Mysuru Gangrape incident stirred a protest in the city after controversial remarks from the Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, who ‘joked’ about the situation. Responding to the same, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated that he does not agree with Jnanendra’s comment and asked for clarification on August 26.
A 23-year-old college student in Mysuru, Karnataka, was allegedly gangraped by five unidentified persons on a hillock near Lalithadripura (North) layout in east Mysuru when she was returning from a forested area with a male companion. Identified to be robbers, the accused persons reportedly demanded money from the duo. After they declined, the accused allegedly raped the woman and assaulted the man.
The woman who is an MBA student and originally from a north Indian state is currently admitted to a private hospital and is out of danger.
Concerning the case, the state Chief Minister disapproved of the comments made by Jnanendra and asked for clarifications on August 26. Jnanendra said earlier that the girl and her male friend should not have gone to the deserted place in the first place and asked what they were doing there so late. He added that the opposition Congress was trying to “rape” him by targeting him over the incident.
Jnanendra said, “Rape has happened there, but the Congress was trying to rape me, they are trying to rape the Home Minister.”
Responding to the same, Bommai said to the PTI, “I just don’t agree with the comments made by my Home Minister regarding the gang-rape incident. I have advised him to give clarification.”
Bommai assured that the officials are directed to pursue the matter seriously and update him on the developments.
Mysuru Police Commissioner Chandragupta stated earlier that a special team for investigations have been set up and they are looking at all the angles. Reportedly, the case against the accused persons has been registered at the Alanahalli police station. However, no arrests have been made in the case as of now.
This is a developing case.
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