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Mysuru gangrape case accused have criminal background including murder case

The investigation into the Mysuru gangrape case has led the cops to tumble info about the arrested accused's criminal background. The accused are said to be involved in robbery. Out of 5, one is accused in a murder case and another person was arrested six months ago in connection with sandalwood smuggling.

Mysuru gangrape case accused have criminal background including murder case-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Aug 29, 2021, 3:34 PM IST

The Mysuru police which made a breakthrough in the gangrape case has come across another fact about the arrested accused persons' role in other criminal cases.

The police say that they were also involved in robbery and other criminal cases.

Out of 5 accused persons, one accused was also jailed in a murder case and was out of bail from Tirupur jail. The accused murdered the father of his girlfriend for objecting to their relationship.

Another accused person was arrested six months ago by Mysuru police in connection with a sandalwood smuggling case.

The police say that the accused used to come to Mysuru in trucks supplying bananas and then used to target victims on lone highways.

Later they used to party in Chamundi Hills and surroundings and return to their natives in the same vehicle.

Also read: Mysuru gangrape case: All 5 accused remanded to police custody for further probe

On Tuesday, when they were partying, they came across the couple moving alone and targeted them. As the male friend did not heed to their demand for Rs 3 lakh, they took his girlfriend away and then gangraped her.

What led to the arrest?

The police stumbled across the Talavadi bus ticket, mobile tower and one of the victims giving details about the accused speaking in Tamil language. Based on the clues, the cops zeroed in on the sim card number that was in use in Mysuru and Tamil Nadu, and that is how they managed to arrest the accused from Tamil Nadu yesterday.

The police are yet to arrest two more persons who are said to be the mastermind behind the attempted robbery and gangrape case.

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