Mysuru student gangrape case: A 23-year-old college student in Karnataka’s Mysuru city was allegedly gangraped by five unidentified persons when she was returning from a forested area with a male friend on Tuesday night. She is an MBA student in the city, originally from a north Indian state. While she was assaulted by two of the gang members, her boyfriend was reportedly thrashed as well.
The woman, who is currently stable, has given her statement to the police. They have also obtained a statement from her friend, following which a case was registered on Wednesday, August 25.
Ten things to know about the Mysuru student gangrape case:
1. According to reports, the incident took place on Tuesday and a case was registered on Wednesday after the woman and her boyfriend were admitted in critical conditions in a city hospital.
2. The 23-year-old MBA student was allegedly gangraped by a group of four or five people at a secluded place on a hillock near Lalithadripura (North) layout in east Mysuru late on Tuesday.
3. According to the survivor, a group of men surrounded the couple and asked for money while they were returning from Chamundi Hills around 7.30pm. The area is located around 300 metres away from the eastern stretch of the outer ring road in Alanahalli police limits.
4. The woman has been identified as a student from outside Karnataka. Both have been being admitted to the hospital.
5. At first, the accused allegedly tried to take money from the couple and followed them into the forest when they refused.
6. After surrounding them, two of the gang members later took the woman to another spot and allegedly sexually assaulted her. Meanwhile, the others thrashed the boy. A case has been registered at the Alanahalli police station and efforts are being made to nab the accused, said a police officer. “We have set up special teams for investigation. We are looking at all angles,” said Mysuru Police Commissioner Chandragupta adding that they want to probe the incident effectively.
7. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed Director General of Police Praveen Sood to find the accused men at the earliest. He assured an official complaint has been registered based on the statement of the survivor. Read all about the case here.
8. Araga Jnanendra, home minister of Karnataka said that officials have been sent to Mysuru from Bengaluru to trace a group of miscreants who committed the crime.
9. The incident has occurred two days after robbery-and-murder by an armed gang that rocked the city on Monday.
10. Sources said the accused are still missing as the couple recovers in a local hospital. Two days investigating the case, no arrests have been made yet. The police say several teams are looking for the attackers and will soon make an arrest.