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MBA student gang-raped by five, male friend thrashed by robbers in Mysuru

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Mysuru: A 22-year-old MBA student from a north Indian state was allegedly gang-raped by five youths and her male friend was beaten up after the couple refused to give money to a gang of robbers at a secluded place on a hillock near Lalithadripura in east Mysuru late on Tuesday, police said. The survivor is hospitalised and her condition is stable.

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Alanahalli police said a survivor visited police station soon after the incident and lodged a complaint against five unknown person for allegedly gang-raping her in the evening hours of Tuesday. An FIR has been registered against unknown accused. Senior officers inspected the spot on Wednesday.

According to the FIR (first information report), a group of men surrounded the couple when they visited the Chamundi Hills in the outskirts of the city – located around 300 metres away from eastern stretch of the outer ring road in Alanahalli police limits – on Tuesday evening and asked them for money. The MBA student was with one of her male classmates on a two-wheeler when the group intercepted them around 7pm on Tuesday. Her male friend was beaten up by the gang before she was taken to a remote place away from the road. She was sexually abused by the gang one after the other.

According to the complaint, five youths raped her in the dark after threatening her with dire consequences. The accused were in an inebriated state, police said.

“A case has been registered based on her statement. I have instructed the police to take stringent action against the culprits,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was quoted as saying this evening by media as the incident triggered outrage.

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Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said  he is visiting the city tomorrow “an FIR has been registered. Our officials have been sent to Mysuru from Bengaluru. I am also going to Mysuru tomorrow. This is a very unfortunate incident. Two students visited the forest near the helipad yesterday evening at around 7:30 pm,” he said.

“Some goons committed the crime after following them. The girl was admitted to a hospital at around 1:30 am. The information was received from the hospital by the morning. Further enquiry is being conducted. I have told the authorities to treat the matter very seriously,” Mr Jnanendra added.

The police have filed a gang-rape case under Section 376-D of the Indian Penal Code. No arrests have been made so far, police have said, adding that the probe is on.

Nearly 24 hours after the incident, the accused are still missing as the couple recovers in a local hospital.

Statements of the survivor and her male friend are being recorded. She has been sent for medical examination and cops are awaiting the report.

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As per an officer, the survivor and her male friend were stopped by a gang of four-five youths who were consuming alcohol on the hillock. The spot, located near Lalithadripura (North) locality, was completely dark without street lights. The spot is not frequented by the public and away from public view. Teams have been formed to crack the case.

Senior police officers are tight-lipped about the incident as the incident of gang-rape has occurred two days after robbery-and-murder by an armed gang that rocked the city on Monday.

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