In yet another spine-chilling incident, a 23-year-old MBA student was allegedly gangraped by five or six unidentified persons when she was returning from a forested area with a male friend in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills in Mysuru on Tuesday night.
The horrific incident is being investigated by Karnataka ADGP (L&O) CH Pratap Reddy. He visited the crime spot, a forested area near Lalithadripura (north) layout, yesterday. The woman, who is critical, is yet to give her statement to the police. Police have obtained a statement from her friend who was also assaulted by the group.
The incident took place around 8 pm in the Tippayyanakere region, in Lalithadripura area of Mysuru, police sources said. The woman has been identified as a student from outside Karnataka who was studying in Mysuru.
A senior police officer said the accused were drunk when they spotted the couple on an isolated route to Chamundi Hills. At first, they allegedly tried to rob the couple, but later took the woman to another spot and sexually assaulted her. The girl is said to have come to Mysuru for studies from Uttar Pradesh. The girl is pursuing MBA from a private college.
The Karnataka government has assured that none of the accused will be spared irrespective of their influence, and the victims will be brought to justice.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women has taken suo motu notice of the gang rape case and registered a case. Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson, has stated that the commission would meet the victim on Thursday.