The Karnataka Police has arrested five persons including a juvenile from Tamil Nadu for allegedly gangraping a 23-year-old MBA student in Mysuru on August 24. One of the accused is absconding. Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood said on Saturday the accused were from Tiruppur and frequently visited Mysuru for work.
According to police sources, while four of the accused were arrested in Sathyamangala, Tamil Nadu, the fifth culprit was nabbed in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka. Among the four accused from Tamil Nadu, three had criminal backgrounds. They are labourers, including a driver, carpenter, painter and others who were doing odd jobs. The special teams obtained information from Tamil Nadu police on local criminals and matched the details, including the video footage obtained in Mysuru. The investigations also revealed that the accused were habitual offenders. The gang had committed another rape in Kuvempunagar area of Mysuru city five months ago, the police sources said. Earlier it was suspected that all the accused were engineering students from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It was found however, that they were not involved in the crime. The young woman – a 22-year-old MBA student from Maharashtra studying at a Mysuru university – and her friend were attacked at Chamundi Hills (a popular tourist spot on the outskirts of the city) late Tuesday evening.