Karnataka DG and IGP Praveen Soon on Saturday introduced that the particular investigating groups probing Mysuru gang rape case have arrested 5 individuals together with a juvenile from Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu. One accused continues to be absconding and the hunt is on to nab him on the earliest, he mentioned.

The incident of gang rape had taken place within the outskirts of Mysuru on the foothills of Chamundi hill close to Lalitadripura locality on August 24. The gang had assaulted the woman and had demanded Rs 3 lakh ransom. When they didn’t get the cash, the accused had gang raped the school woman.

“The youth and the girl who were in almost unconscious state were picked up and hospitalized by the father of the boy who came to the spot in a car worrying about their safety after the call,” police sources mentioned.

“The special teams have secured the arrest of the accused without the statement from the victim, mostly relying on the technical and scientific evidence,” Praveen Sood mentioned.

The accused have studied as much as 7 and eight normal and a few are drop outs. One of them is a juvenile. However, it’s but to be confirmed within the additional investigations. The accused youths are coolies, drivers, wiremen and carpenters, mentioned Praveen Sood.

All the accused got here to Mysuru vegetable market usually and consumed alcohol in addition to partied earlier than going again to their native place in Tamil Nadu. Unfortunately, they discovered the couple in the best way and focused them on the fateful day, he mentioned. “They had demanded Rs 3 lakh ransom from the couple,” he added.

“It was a blind case. The investigations have to be conducted on technical and scientific evidence. ADGP (Law and Order) Pratap Reddy monitored the investigation by stationing in Mysuru for four days,” he mentioned.

The accused have felony background and lots of investigation is required to be executed within the case. It is troublesome to say the rape was deliberate. Rape is rape. We will file the cost sheet within the case as early as attainable and request the courtroom to expedite the method of convicting the accused individuals, he mentioned.

Mysuru nonetheless stays because the most secure metropolis within the nation and let’s not paint it in the identical brush to taint the picture of the cultural capital of the state, he added.

The police division didn’t get any clues from the sufferer. “I am not blaming the victim. Whoever is in that state, they require more time to come out of the pain and mental trauma. Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) experts are working day and night to collect scientific evidence to get conviction of the accused persons. I am confident that the victim will come forward to cooperate during trials. Detection is the first stage. We have done it. Securing conviction is the second stage, we will get it done,” he acknowledged.

“We are in touch with the parents of the victim and we have confidence that they will cooperate,” he underlined.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Araga Jnanendra acknowledged that, there was concern and nervousness amongst individuals after the incident. The authorities had directed the police division to deal with the case. “I had confidence. The message should be passed on to those who indulge in such heinous acts that they won’t be spared. The police have passed a good message in this case,” he mentioned.

“The victim has not given her statement and we cannot force her in any way. She is in shock. The victim of another gang rape case in Manipal had given statement 6 months after the incident. Our focus is now on getting the conviction,” he acknowledged.

Meanwhile, the sources within the police division confirmed that the sufferer has been taken to the native state by her dad and mom. “She is still in an utter state of shock. Four days after the incident, her condition has not improved. The legal experts and senior police officers also opined that the victim might recover in the company of her parents at native place soon,” the sources mentioned.


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