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Mysuru gangrape: Five accused nabbed, all school dropouts from Tamil Nadu

Karnataka Director General of Police Praveen Sood informed media persons that the five accused, including a minor, had been arrested. All the accused are from Tirupur in Tamil Nadu. 

Mysuru gangrape: Five accused nabbed, all school dropout from Tamil Nadu-VPN
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Mysuru, First Published Aug 28, 2021, 2:06 PM IST
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Police in Karnataka have arrested five of the six accused in connection with the gang rape of an MBA student in Mysuru.

Karnataka Director General of Police Praveen Sood informed media persons that the five accused, including a minor, had been arrested. All the accused are from Tirupur in Tamil Nadu. 

The arrested accused, who are believed to be school dropouts, used to bring vegetables to Mysuru, the DGP informed.

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The 23-year-old MBA student, who was with her friend in the Tippayyanakere region in the Lalithadripura area of Mysuru on August 24, was gang-raped by the accused at around 8 pm.

After committing the offence, the accused allegedly made a video and threatened to post it on social media if they did not pay Rs 3 lakh.

The victim, who was accompanied by a friend, was thrashed by the accused when they expressed their inability to pay up.

The officer informed that the victim is still in shock and is not in a position to give a statement. The police informed that the chargesheeted against the accused will be filed at the earliest.

Karnataka HM hails police team that cracked the case

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra announced a Rs 5 lakh reward for the police team that cracked the case. 

"Students and foreigners frequent this place. This incident has created fear. I had discussed the situation with the chief minister and were constantly monitoring the case. We were confident that the culprits would be caught. I appreciate the team," Araga Jnanendra said.

"I held two meetings yesterday. I gave the police free hand. The DGP has already clarified as per information given by him, I am saying that no students were involved in this case," he added.

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