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Mysuru: Accused At Large After Gang-Raping Woman, Attacking Friend

A woman was gang-raped in front of her friend, who suffered injuries at the hands of 5 men in Karnataka’s Mysuru

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A case of gang-rape has emerged from Karnataka’s Mysuru, about 150 kilometres from Bengaluru, where a woman in her 20s was allegedly raped by a group of inebriated men while her male friend was also assaulted grievously, reported The Hindu.

The incident took place on the night of Wednesday, 8 May, when the survivor and her friend were in an isolated area in the outskirts of the city. According to Umesh Kumar, Inspector General of Police (Southers Range) it was a group of 5 men that attacked the duo, first assaulting the friend and then raping the woman. The men were sitting in a car.

Mysuru SP Amit Singh told The Quint that the incident occurred when the lady went to pass urine but refused to share any more information about her. “The friend is doing fine now, he has a fracture in his right leg,” he said.

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According to a report in The Hindu, the attack took place in Lingambudhipalya. The accused are set to have sped away soon after the incident while local residents came to the help of the injured duo.

The two are being treated at a hospital and a case has been registered with the Jayapura police. The News Minute reported that a case has been registered under sections 376D (gangrape), 376 (punishment for rape), 323 (assault), 324 (assault with deadly weapon) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

(With inputs from The News Minute and The Hindu)

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