Don't agree with Jnanendra's gang-rape remarks: Bommai

Don't agree with home minister's remarks over Mysuru gang-rape case: Karnataka CM Bommai

The college girl was allegedly raped by five men near Chamundi Hill in Mysuru late on Tuesday

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai. Credit: CMO Karnataka Photo

Disapproving the comments made by Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra that the victim of the Mysuru gang-rape case and her male friend should not have gone to the secluded place, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said that he has advised him to give clarification.  

The CM, who was in two-day tour to Delhi told reporters that he also does not approve the Home Minister's statement that the opposition Congress was trying to "rape" him by targeting him over the incident.

"I just don't agree with the comments made by the Home Minister regarding the girl and gang-rape incident. I have advised him to give clarification," the Chief Minister said, adding, "I have directed the officials to pursue the matter seriously and update me on the developments."

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"Our government takes these incidents seriously. The government will form a special team to investigate the case of gang-rape of the college student in Mysuru, he said. Bommai also asserted that the perpetrators will be caught soon and brought to justice.

“I have spoken to Mysuru City Police Commissioner and Additional Director General (ADGP) Pratap Reddy and asked them to speed up the investigation. We will immediately form a special team," the CM said.

"The Commissioner is speaking to the victim and her parents about the incident.The investigation is under progress. We will not compromise (on the investigation)," he said, adding that the government will ensure that culprits get the harshest punishment.

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