Manjula Manasa comment on Mysuru gangrape survivor: Two days after a young woman was allegedly gangraped on the outskirts of Mysuru, Karnataka State Women’s Commission former chairperson Manjula Manasa, who is an advocate and women’s rights activist, said that she was “disgusted and ashamed” of the rape survivor because she and her boyfriend went to an isolated place at night.
“Why did she have to come to such an isolated place at night?” asked Manasa pointing out that the woman is a management graduate and she should have shown some “responsibility from her side”, IANS reported. Manasa, who is a spokesperson of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), also said the delay in filing of FIR in the Mysuru gangrape case gives rise to suspicion. She also visited the crime spot and said the incident occurred around 7:30 pm on Tuesday and the survivors — the girl and her friend — reached a private hospital on their own following the incident.
A college student in Karnataka’s Mysuru city was allegedly gangraped and her boyfriend was beaten up on Tuesday night. According to reports, the survivor is a 22-year-old student from a north Indian state studying at a private college in Mysuru. The incident happened near the foothills of the Chamundi Hills. Both the survivors have been being admitted to hospital for treatment. The woman’s condition is stable now. Even though the incident had taken place on Tuesday, a case was registered only on Wednesday.
According to the FIR, a group of men assaulted the couple when they refused to hand over money while they were returning from Chamundi Hills around 7:30 pm. They followed the duo into the forest and surrounded them. Two persons allegedly raped the woman while the others thrashed the boyfriend. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated that an official complaint has been registered based on the statement of the survivor. However, none of the accused have been located yet. The police say several teams are looking for the attackers. Read all about the case here.
Manasa became the chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Women in 2014.
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