Dakshina Kannada: Karnataka Police on Saturday arrested two persons in connection with the kidnapping and gang-rape of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district. The incident came to light after the student lodged a complaint with the police. The victim told that at around 8.15 am on Friday, when she was going to school near the bus stop in Bantwal town, the accused came in the car. Media; Held
One of the accused got down from the car and told him that he was his friend. When she said that she did not know him, she said that they know each other through social media platforms. While talking he gave her a bar of chocolates and by the time she kept the chocolates in her bag, she fainted, the girl told the police. When she regained consciousness, she was on the bed and the accused took turns raping her. She lost consciousness again and when she regained consciousness, the girl found herself in the car. Police said the accused dropped her near Bantwal town and the victim reached home after calling her mother. Also Read – Bengaluru Issues New Guidelines For Durga Puja, Restricts Gathering Of 50 People During Prayer Full list of guidelines here
The police have arrested two people in this regard by registering a case under the POCSO Act and started the search for others. The victim was treated at a government hospital. Also read- Karnataka: 6 die due to drinking contaminated water; CM Bommai announces ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh, orders probe
State Women’s Commission chairperson Pramila Naidu has contacted the Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police regarding the matter and got information. Naidu asked the police to initiate action against the accused and provide security to the victim and her family.
He has also directed the District Women and Child Welfare Department to help the girl child. Speaking to IANS, Pramila Naidu said that the girl is being treated at a one stop center where medical, legal and police assistance is available under one roof. Naidu said the Dakshina Kannada SP has said that he has got clues about the other accused and they will be arrested soon.