Mysuru Gang-rape case: Siddaramaiah raps govt for laxity

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Crime, Women, Police, Bengaluru/Mysuru, September 22:- Referring to the gang-rape of a girl in Mysuru last month, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah slammed the state government for not providing enough security to women in the state. The Congress leader took up the issue in the Assembly on Wednesday (September 22).

He said, “The incident happened when the girl had gone out with her friend.  Mysuru is a well-known tourist hub. Such incidents will have a cascading effect on the tourism sector. The terrifying incident has left the parents in a state of fear. Even I visited the spot. We had formed a fact-finding committee to look into the issue. They have also raised some questions.”

Siddaramaiah said, “This case should be considered seriously. Why did not the police register a case soon after the incident? They filed an FIR 15 hours after the incident. They have also failed to get a statement from the victim.”

He added, “The police should have paraded the accused before the victim and her friend but they failed to do so. Identification of the accused has also not been done so far.” (MR/SH)

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