University of Mysore recently issued a circular which restricts movement of women students on the campus after 6: 30 PM from August 27. The measure was taken to ensure “safety of girl students” following the horrifying gangrape of a 23-year-old MBA student in the city.
As per the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the order was issued after the police department raised concern over the safety of girl students on campus which is replete with many isolated spots. “The guideline has been issued in the interests of the security of female students,” the Vice-Chancellor further added.
No such restrictions have been issued on movement of male students by the university.
The circular also bars female students on the campus from visiting Kukkarahalli Lake premises after 6: 30 PM. “Security officers should make arrangements to patrol the lake area from 6 pm to 9 pm,” said the order issued by the registrar of the university. Similar ban has been issued for Mansa Gangothri premises, and women students are expected not to sit alone there post 6: 30 PM. Security personnel will be deployed for patrolling in this area as well, between 6 and 9 PM, reported The News Minute.
About Mysuru gangrape case
A 23-year-old MBA student from Mysuru was allegedly gangraped by a group of men on the evening of August 24, leading to much outrage over safety of women in Karnataka. The woman’s male companion was also beaten up by the assailants. The survivor’s injured friend told police that the accused had also filmed the assault and demanded three lakh rupees in return of not sharing the video online. Both the students are receiving treatment at a private hospital in the city for their injuries.
On Saturday, the police revealed that they have made five arrests so far in connection with the case. On August 27, it was also revealed the the suspects were students from a reputed engineering college in the city, who had gone into hiding after mass coverage of the incident. The accused also failed to turn up to give an examination that was scheduled on the day after the alleged sexual assault took place.