SIT formed to arrest accused in Mysuru gang-rape case: Karnataka Home Minister,

SIT formed to arrest accused in Mysuru gang-rape case: Karnataka Home Minister,

SIT formed to arrest accused in Mysuru gang-rape case: Karnataka Home Minister,

In a shocking case, a gang allegedly raped a girl after assaulting her male friend near Chamundi foothills on Tuesday night.

The gang of four to five persons assaulted the youth,accompanying the girl, near Chamundi foothills in Alanahalli police station limits before raping her. 

A medical student studying in a private college in Mysore was allegedly gang-raped by unidentified people on the outskirts of the city near Lalitadripura, police said on Wednesday.

The student,riding pillion with her male friend, was on her way to Chamundi Hills when a few people waylaid them on Tuesday.

The gang initially demanded money,but when they found nothing,attacked her friend and dragged her to a deserted place where they committed the crime,police said.

The victim has been admitted to a hospital. Based on her complaint,a case of gang-rape has been registered against unknown people,police added.

The Mysore police commissioner, Dr. Chandragupta visited the spot and formed multiple teams to probe the case.

Reacting to the incident,Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters in Delhi that he has directed the Director General of Police, Praveen Sood to initiate steps to nab the culprits.

"Based on the statement,a case has been registered.I have directed the DGP that whoever has perpetrated it, they should be identified and stringent action should be taken against them," Bommai said.

Terming the incident unfortunate,State Home Minister,Araga Jnanendra said he has directed the police to conduct a thorough inquiry and take stern action.

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra informed on Wednesday that a special investigation team (SIT) has been formed to nab the accused, who were involved in the gang rape of a student in Mysuru.

Terming the incident, which took place on Tuesday night, as "most unfortunate”, the Home Minister said,Senior police official ADGP law and order, Pratap Reddy have been rushed to Mysuru.They are guiding the police investigation into the incident."

Stating that he had directed the police officials to look into the issue very seriously, Araga Jnanendra said, “I have also planned to visit Mysuru and take stock of the incident."

According to the preliminary reports,the survivor had been admitted to a hospital on Tuesday night.She had been provided with the required medical care.

The police received information from the hospital about the incident. An FIR was lodged on Wednesday

Replying to questions,Home Minister Araga Jnanendra further said,Police will make all efforts to nab the culprits and bring them to books,The incident has hurt me a lot,the minister added.