Cops to proceed with probe into 'gang rape'

Say they are not dependent on medical report

Cops to proceed with probe into 'gang rape'

The West Division police have decided to continue with the investigation into the alleged gang rape of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) student, notwithstanding the ‘inconclusive’ medical report.

“I don’t want to comment on the medical report. We have nothing to do with it. There is a case and we are probing. We will take it to the logical end,” DCP (West) S N Siddaramappa said.

The officer said the police were not dependent on medical report alone and would go ahead with the investigation taking into account the statement of the girl. The police have so far questioned more than 100 persons in connection with the incident, including a few youths staying in and around the campus and also the boys staying in the hostel.

The probe so far has not yielded any clinching evidence. It was claimed that the girl might have been targeting a few boys to settle scores for various reasons.

“We are looking at every possible angle. Our teams are working hard and have intensified the operation to trace the suspects,” Siddaramappa said.

Youths questioned

Another officer involved in the investigation said a few persons had been questioned on the basis of the mobile phone call details. However, the girl’s account, medical report and the statement of the youths do not tally. He said a few police officers strongly suspect the version of the girl which the medical report corroborates.

“But, the law says victim’s statement is enough to conduct the probe.  She hails from a neighbouring country and the issue is likely to be blown out of proportion if the police make any statement,” the officer added.

The police are also trying to collect evidences as it is believed that the entire episode has been stage-managed. The cops are collecting details about controversies in the Bangalore University and the top brass behind such controversies.

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