Law student gang-raped on campus

Law student gang-raped on campus

A second year law student of the National Law School of India University was allegedly gang-raped on the campus on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old lodged a complaint with the Jnanabharathi Police on Sunday, in which she alleged that she was raped by a group of eight men.

According to the complaint, late on Saturday, the woman—who stays at the university hostel on the campus—went out with her friend, Rakesh (name changed), who works with an IT firm in the City.

Around 10 pm, when the two were walking in the forest area of the university campus, a gang of eight men—all drunk—attacked them and forcibly took them deep inside the forest.

Rakesh claimed that the men attacked him with an iron rod and demanded money. He told them that his wallet was in the car.

He was then sent back to the vehicle with one of the men accompanying him, leaving the woman with the rest of the gang.

As the two approached the car, Rakesh sighted a beat constable of the Jnanabharathi Police Station. He ran towards the road, crying out for help. The man sent by the gang to accompany Rakesh then escaped into the forest.

Rakesh, along with the constable, combed the area for the gang and the woman. Soon, they were joined by more policemen from the station who searched the area, but in vain.

Around 12:30 am, Rakesh got a call from the woman saying that the gang dropped her back near the hostel and that she walked back to the building.

Later, she lodged a complaint with the Jnanabharathi Police stating that she was abducted by the men and taken two km further into the forest where they gang-raped her.

A special police team combed the area all through the night, but there was no trace of the gang.

The woman was sent to Vani Vilas Hospital where a medical test was conducted on her.

When Deccan Herald contacted the hospital authorities, they declined to comment.

However, the police said that her condition is stable.

Some senior police officials, though, expressed doubts over the sequence of events.

“We have registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC and are investigating. There are some conflicting and contradicting versions given by the victim. The medical report is awaited and we can reach a conclusion only after we get the report,” said S N Siddaramappa, DCP (West).

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