Two held for rape attempt, murder of student

Two persons have been arrested for attempting to rape a college student and strangulating her to death.

Pradeep (27) and Sathosh (25), residents of Hosakeri Colony in Menase Gram Panchayat limits, are the arrested. 

It is said that they forcibly dragged the victim to Hosthota SC/ST Colony and tried to rape her on Tuesday afternoon when she was on her way to home from college.

When the girl screamed and tried to escape, the accused strangulated her to death and dumped the body in a dry well  and fled the spot. 

Based on a complaint filed by the victim’s father, the police attested and interrogated Santhosh. Pradeep had fled to Balehonnur. After knowing about the search operation, he returned to his native place. He attempted suicide after the villagers thrashed him black and blue. He was later admitted to a hospital in Chikkamagaluru hospital and then to Government Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru. His condition is said to be serious. 

The police said that they were also involved in another rape attempt case at Heggarukudige.

Circle Inspector Sudhir Gade and Sub Inspector Manjesh are investigating the case. 

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