5 Arrested in Mysuru Gangrape Case, 1 Absconding: Karnataka DGP

Mysuru Gang Rape Case: Those arrested are labourers from Tamil Nadu, he added.

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Five people have been arrested in connection with the Mysuru gangrape case, while one accused is absconding, Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood said on Saturday, 28 August.

Those arrested are labourers from Tamil Nadu, he added. One of the arrested is allegedly a juvenile and the police are verifying the age, reported NDTV, quoting DGP Praveen Sood.

“These cases are very sensitive. We cannot reveal much details. An FIR has been registered. We shall know how the attack occurred when we get a statement from the victim. Meanwhile, her friend has given a statement and we have filed an FIR on the basis of that,” reported The Indian Express, quoting Mysuru Police Commissioner Chandragupta.

A 23-year-old MBA student from Maharashtra was allegedly gangraped by four men and her friend was attacked near Chamundi Hills in Mysuru on 24 August. The student, riding pillion with her friend, was on her way back from Chamundi Hills, a popular tourist destination.

“Mysuru incident has been taken seriously by our police. Five teams have been formed and they are investigating. I ordered them to nab the culprits soon. Our police teams have cracked many cases earlier,” reported ANI, quoting Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

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