Taking cognisance of the Mysuru Gangrape case on Thursday, the National Commission for Women (NCW) issued a letter to Karnataka Police. The Commission asked the authorities to ensure that all the accused persons in the case are immediately identified and arrested.
The letter issued by NCB read, “The National Commission for Women has come across a media post wherein it has been alleged that a young woman along with her boyfriend was attacked by a group of men and later the woman was gang raped at Chamundi Hills in Mysuru. As per the reports, only FIR has been registered and no accused has been arrested in the matter yet.”
Mysuru Gangrape Case:
An MBA student and her boyfriend had reportedly gone to visit the Chamundi Hills near Mysuru city on August 24. They were followed by robbers who allegedly raped the woman when the couple refused to give them money. The woman’s companion was also beaten up by the robbers. The couple was then admitted to a local hospital where they are currently getting treatment.
Rekha Sharma, the chairperson of the women’s commission, asked Karnataka’s Director-General of Police to make sure that the accused persons are booked under relevant sections of the law. The NCB release also mentioned that Sharma is going to meet the survivor soon. The chairperson has started looking into the matter and will take it up with Karnataka Chief Minister.
The Commission asked the authorities to provide necessary compensation to the survivor as defined under the Victim Compensation Scheme of Section 357A of Criminal Procedure Code, 1972. In addition to that, the survivor also has be to provided with medical and counselling support. All the actions taken in the case have to be notified to the Commission at the earliest, the letter read.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka in his statement on Thursday said that government is taking the case seriously and called it an unfortunate event. The CM ensured that the accused persons in the case will be caught and put on trial.
“The girl was gang-raped and hospitalised, while the boy was beaten badly. It’s an unfortunate incident. My government has taken it very seriously. The perpetrators will be caught soon and brought to justice,” Basavaraj Bommai told ANI.