Mysuru gang rape case: Police arrests five, including a juvenile; one absconding

Mysuru gang rape case:  Police arrests five, including a juvenile;  one absconding

Mysuru: Within 85 hours of gang rape at the outskirts of Mysuru, Police Special Team has taken into custody five people, including a juvenile, hailing from Tiruppur city, Tamil Nadu. Police said one accused is absconding.

Police have brought all five accused to Mysuru on Saturday. Police yet to parade the accused before the victim for identification.

Addressing media persons DGP & IG Praveen Sood said, "Police have conducted the operation in different parts of Tamil Nadu and took five accused into custody. All are labourers who bring agricultural produce to the Mysuru market from Tamil Nadu".

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Mr. Sood said, "Police have arrested five accused scientific and technical evidence in the case. Mysuru SP, Mysuru Commissioner, South range IG, DCP, and other Police personal are involved in the operation, total 7 teams have been formed to trace the perpetrators".

The public outcry across the state put the BJP government into an embarrassing position regarding the state's poor law and order situation. Both Home Minister Araga Jnanendra and DG & IGP Praveen Sood rushed to Mysuru to monitor the case. DGP Sood has camped in Mysuru to personally monitor the investigation.

DGP Sood said Police started the investigation based on materials available at the crime scene without any statements of the victim and her friend who was attacked by the accused on the fateful night.

Sood further said, "As per the High Court order, the Police cannot divulge all information at this stage; even the Police have yet to start full-fledged interrogation into the case. The accused have demanded Rs. 3 lakhs from the victim, when she refused to pay the amount, accused have done the heinous crime".