Rape suspect sent to judicial custody

Ashwath, the provision store owner who was arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault on a minor girl at Patalamma Layout in Kadugodi on Wednesday, was remanded to 14 days in judicial custody on Thursday by the ACMM court.

The Kadugodi police have intensified the search to arrest his two accomplices.

The victim, Raziya (name changed), 15, was subjected to medical examination at Vaidehi hospital and was shifted to Nimhans, where the doctors advised that she be taken to the Bal Mandir in Madivala. The medical examination report is likely to be received on Saturday.

Raziya’s brother Yusuf told Deccan Herald that Ashwath and his friends indulged in eve-teasing and hence, only he used to visit the shop.

On the fateful day, he was late in returning home and his sister went there to buy chips and was subjected to sexual assault.

Unable to bear the stress due to the incident, the victim’s father, Hussain Basha, has taken ill and is being treated.

“After reading media reports, people from my native kept calling me inquiring about the incident. What is the use if the culprits are punished after our image is tarnished?” he asked.

Stir against gang-rape

Members of AIMSS, AIDYO and AIDSO held a protest rally at the Mysore Bank Circle on Thursday, condemning the gang rape of a physiotherapist in New Delhi, recently.

SUCI State committee member K Uma said crimes against women were increasing post-globalisation, due to the promotion of imperialist culture. 

“Women are projected as objects of sensuous pleasure and successive governments have failed to prevent the trend which has resulted in the increasing crimes against them,” she said.

She demanded the government to ensure the security of women and taken steps to prevent such incidents.

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