Karnataka gang-rape: 4 arrested for brutally murdering minor Dalit girl

First Published 20, Dec 2017, 2:44 PM IST
Karnataka gang rape 4 arrested for brutally murdering minor Dalit girl
Highlights
  • The police have arrested four men out of six, who have been accused of gang-raping and killing a 14-year-old Dalit girl in Vijayapura
  • The victim, who was a Class IX student, was brutally raped and murdered, like in the Nirbhaya case in Delhi
  • The victim was rushed to a hospital but she died on the way following severe bleeding

The Karnataka police have arrested four men out of six, who have been accused of gang-raping and killing a 14-year-old Dalit girl from the Dalit community in Vijayapura.

The victim, who was a Class IX student, was brutally raped and murdered on Tuesday, like in the Nirbhaya case in Delhi. The accused even recorded a video of the barbaric act.

According to latest reports, four of the accused have been arrested and the police are on their way to nab the other two. The SP has also been accused of not booking a case on the day the tragic incident occurred.

A minor boy named Deepak, from the victim's school, has allegedly been harassing her for some time. The girl was on her way to the school with her cousin, when accused came on a two-wheeler and forcibly took her on his bike, which was followed by an autorickshaw which had five other men.

The cousin sister is said to have witnessed the incident and is in a state of shock. Reports claim the accused later showed the video of the rape to her and threatened her against revealing their names and identity.

But the sister informed the family members and the victim was rushed to a hospital, but she died on the way. Two of the accused have been identified as minor boys and their photos are making the rounds in the news.

The family of the victim kept her body in front of DC's office in Ambedkar Circle on Tuesday night and staged a night-long protest.

CM Siddaramaiah was criticised for not visiting the spot, even though he was in the next district. However, even those who were speaking out for Paresh Mesta, especially the political leaders who made a hue and cry about the murder, were not seen raising their voice about this Nirbhaya-like incident.

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