New Delhi: Karnataka Police has claimed to have cracked the Mysuru gang-rape case by arresting five accused from Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning.
The accused, who used to work at a construction site near the crime spot, were picked up from Tirupur by a special investigation team formed by the state police to investigate the gruesome crime.
“Another accused in the case is still absconding and police is trying to nab him,” Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood told media in Bangaluru this morning.
Most of the accused are laborers from neighboring Tamil Nadu. One of the accused is said to be 17 years old juvenile.
“While few didn’t study, few were 7th and 8th class pass. On the preliminary report, one person is also said to be a juvenile (17 years),” said the Karnataka police chief while briefing the media on the case.
The police also claimed that the five are residents of Tirupur town who were working at a construction site near Mysore.
The accused had filmed the assault on the victim and had threatened to upload the video on social media if Rs. 3 lakhs was not paid.
A case under various sections of the IPC for loot and rape have been registered by the police.
The victim and her friend were waylaid at a desolate spot near Mysuru on August 24. And the gruesome crime had evoked a sharp pubic reaction.
Karnataka police were under pressure to crack the ‘blind case’ at the earliest.
80 police personnel divided into separate five teams were taken to investigate the case and nab the culprits.
Earlier, state Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai had expressed confidence in the state police’s ability to nab the culprits at the earliest.