Gang rape: Four arrested

Gang rape: Four arrested

Four youth allegedly involved in the gang rape of a woman at Thota Bengre beach were arrested by Mangaluru North Anti Rowdy Squad personnel on Tuesday.

According to DCP (Crime) Uma Prashanth, the arrested youth were identified as Prajawal Suvarna (25) and Arun alias Arun Ameen (26) of Sand Pit Bengre, Aditya Salian alias Adi (25) of Thota Bengre and Abdul Riyaz alias Riyaz alias Pitte (35), of Thota Bengre. The police are yet to arrest three more accused persons who are absconding.

The victim, who had accompanied her boyfriend to the Thota Bengre beach, was dragged to a secluded spot while her boyfriend was tied to a tree.

The police had registered a case against seven youth under Section 376 (D), 323, 504 and 506 of the IPC. Panambur police inspector, after collecting information from local residents, had tracked down the victim and persuaded her to file a complaint on Monday.

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