Student gang-raped, boyfriend thrashed in Mysuru; accused still absconding

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 8/26/2021 11:59:25 AM

Mysore, Aug 25 Astudent in Karnataka's Mysuru city was gangraped and her boyfriend was thrashed on Tuesday night. According to reports, the survivor is a student of a private college in Mysore. Even though the incident had taken place on Tuesday, a case was registered on Wednesday. The FIR mentioned that a group of men surrounded the couple and asked for money while they were returning from Chamundi Hills around 7.30pm. When they refused to pay, two of them allegedly raped the woman while the others thrashed the boyfriend. Sources said the accused are still missing as the couple recovers in a local hospital. The Mysuru police commissioner, Dr Chandragupta, visited the spot and formed multiple teams to probe the case. Reacting to the incident, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters in Delhi that he has directed the Director General of Police Praveen Sood to initiate steps to nab the culprits. "Based on the statement, a case has been registered. I have directed the DGP that whoever has perpetrated it, should be identified and stringent action should be taken against them," Bommai said. Araga Jnanendra, home minister of Karnataka said: "An FIR has been registered and our officials have been sent to Mysuru from Bengaluru. I am also going to Mysuru.


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