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Mysuru gang-rape case: K'taka police nab sixth accused from Tamil Nadu

Mysuru gang-rape case: Ktaka police nab sixth accused from Tamil Nadu

Mysuru: The special investigating teams in Karnataka have made yet another arrest in connection with the sensational gang rape of a 22-year-old student in Mysuru. With the fresh arrest, the number of people arrested in the case has reached six.

The sixth accused was also arrested from Tamil Nadu on Monday night after police tracked him down. He had disappeared after the incident came to light.

The arrested accused have revealed the involvement of yet another accused, the 7th, in the case during interrogation. Presently he is at large and teams have been launched for his arrest too.

The team had arrested five persons including a juvenile from Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu on Aug 28.

The incident of gang rape had taken place in the outskirts of Mysuru at the foothills of Chamundi hill near Lalitadripura locality on August 24. The gang had assaulted the youth and demanded Rs 3 lakh ransom. When they did not get money, the accused had allegedly gang-raped the college girl.

Meanwhile, Araga Jnanendra has stated that the police department cannot force the victim of gang rape to record her statement. "We will not insist on the victim," he reiterated.

By the arrest of the accused persons, a big message has been conveyed to society. "If anyone thinks they can get away with any crime they are wrong," he said.

It has come to light in the investigations that, the accused were involved in a series of crimes like road robberies, molestation cases. Further investigation is on.

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