Home Minister apologises to Congress over his controversial statement

Home Minister apologises to Congress over his controversial statement

Mysuru: Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra apologized for his controversial statement against Congress in the wake of gang-rape in Mysuru. 

On the developments in the gangrape case, Araga Jnanendra said "A police investigation is underway to nab the culprits. The girl is under medical care at a hospital. Security will be tightened further to ensure the protection of all, especially women".

"I had no intention to hurt anybody. I take back my statement", said the home minister in Mysuru. 

'Congress trying to rape me', said Araga Jnanedra while criticising Congress leaders who sought his resignation over the Mysuru gang-rape incident.  “Rape has happened there (in Mysuru), but the Congress is trying to rape me, they are trying to rape the Home Minister,” he said.

Expressing shock over Jnanendra’s statements, state Congress chief D K Shivakumar said: “Home Minister, you have the onus of protecting the state, are you not ashamed of making such a shabby remark?… With this statement he has agreed that it is dangerous to venture out even at 7:30 pm under BJP rule.”

Unidentified men allegedly gang-raped a 23-year-old MBA student and assaulted her friend in Mysuru on Tuesday. The incident occurred while the girl was returning from Chamundi Hills along with her friend. The police have begun a probe into the case; the perpetrators are still at large 72 hours after the incident. 

The victim is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mysuru.