20-Year-Old Techie Raped at Knifepoint in Bengaluru

The victim was raped in the wee hours of morning in her paying guest accommodation when she was alone. 

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20-Year-Old Techie Raped at Knifepoint in Bengaluru
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A 20-year-old employee of an IT company has been allegedly raped at knife point by an unidentified man at her paying guest accommodation in Bengaluru, a top police official told PTI.

The victim, who hails from Tamil Nadu, was raped at knifepoint in the wee hours between 2:30 am and 2:50 am in her paying guest accommodation in Parapanna Agrahara police station limits on 25 August and the case was registered on 27 August.
MB Boralingaiah, South-East DCP

The incident took place when the victim was alone as her roommate had to attend her night shift duty in a company, Boralingaiah said.

The unidentified man made his way into the room easily as she had left the door unlocked and had gone to sleep. The accused first demanded gold and then money, but on not finding any, he raped the victim and escaped.  
An anti-rape protest. Photo used for representational purpose. (Photo: The Quint)

Police have made several teams to hunt down the criminal, Boralingaiah added.

Chairman of Expert Committee on Prevention of Sexual Violence against Women and Children, VS Ugrappa paid a visit to the victim and collected first-hand information of the alleged crime.

I paid a visit to the victim yesterday and collected information on the crime. The police have set up teams and in a day or two would nab the culprit.
VS Ugrappa

Ugrappa said he has suggested to the police to file complaints against the paying guest owner and the builder for abetting the crime.

Ugrappa has written a letter to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asking for the setting up of a regulatory authority to control the paying guest accommodations, which number about 6,000 to 8,000 in Parapanna Agrahara police station limits.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. (Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)
During his visit, Ugrappa said he was astonished to find out that there were no permissions sought by building owners to run paying guest accommodations.

“The buildings also did not have adequate infrastructure like lights, CCTV and other security-related things,” he said.

He also suggested that the Chief Minister should take adequate step to regulate rent, which is exorbitantly priced at Rs 5,000 to Rs 5,500 per month.

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Topics:  Bengaluru   Rape   Tamil Nadu 

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