The Karnataka police confirmed the arrest of the seventh accused in the Karnataka gangrape case on September 8. An inspector said that the accused was arrested in Tamil Nadu late on September 7 and was then brought to Mysuru. The accused was absconding ever since the gangrape of a 22-year-old student on August 24.
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The Alanahalli police inspector said in a report that the arrested person will be produced before the Court on September 8, a day after his arrest. He added that further investigations are also underway.
The report added that the special police team appointed for the arrest of the accused, observed his family for a few days before arresting him. The trial of the other six accused in the case was done on September 7 as their 10-day police custody ended. While the minor accused was sent to a juvenile home, the others were remanded to 14-day judicial custody and are lodged in Mysuru Central Jail.
Mysuru Rape Case: What Happened On Aug 24
The survivor, who is a student, and her friend were visiting Chamundi Hills, a popular tourist spot in Mysuru on August 24 when a group of goons allegedly sexually assaulted her. They also thrashed the male friend accompanying her. Hours later, the duo reached the hospital and filed a first information report (FIR) the next day, as per reports.
The incident garnered massive attention after protests broke all over the state of Karnataka. The police formed a special team and arrested five accused within four days of being alerted about the incident. The details in the case were revealed by the survivor’s friend as the survivor was not in the condition to identify or co-operate in the case. The friend also identified the accused persons from photographs.
However, the survivor is yet to record her statement in the scene owing to her distressed condition, according to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).
This is a developing case.
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