Mysuru gang-rape: Minister says operation successful, suspects in custody

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It is hinted that the suspects of the Mysuru gang-rape case are in police custody and that they were taken into custody from Tamil Nadu. Malayalis are also said to be among the suspects.

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra | Photo: ANI

Bengaluru: It is learnt that the suspects of the Mysuru gang rape case are in police custody and were nabbed from Tamil Nadu. The suspects include Kerala students too.

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said that the ‘operation’ associated with the Mysuru gang rape was successful. Further details regarding the case will be disclosed later at a press conference.

A north Indian MBA student was gang-raped on Chamundi foothills in Mysuru on Tuesday night. She was accompanied by her male friend who was also assaulted by the gang. The girl is recuperating in the hospital.

Police suspect that three are Malayalees and one is from Tamil Nadu. There was an intelligence report that four of them were hiding in Kerala and that the Karnataka police had set out to start an investigation in Kerala. DGP Praveen Sood had arrived at Mysuru to head the investigation. The survivor said that there were six men in the gang but the police have only hinted about four suspects.

The Intelligence inputs show that the accused were in the city on the date of the incident based on their mobile phone locations. The day after the incident, the gang did not show up for examination and had fled from Mysuru. Their mobile phones were switched off. The police had also found bottles of alcohol from the crime scene. The investigation was expanded to Kerala and Tamil Nadu following that and the Karnataka police is said to have reached Kerala last day.

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