Gang-rape: BU hostellers may be paraded

The 20-year-old National Law College student, who has complained of gang rape, was brought to the Vani Villas Hospital for the second time for more tests on Monday afternoon. But as it was a government holiday on Monday and the doctors were not present, she was not subjected to any tests. In all likelihood, she would again be brought to the hospital on Tuesday morning, say hospital sources.

On Monday, she was brought to the hospital by two women police officers from the Jnanabharathi police station around 4 pm. She had been subjected to some tests on Sunday.

Police teams investigating the suspected gang rape in the Jnanabharathi campus are still waiting for a medical report from the Vani Villas Hospital to ascertain whether the allegations made by the victim are true.

“Only the medical report from the hospital can confirm if the student was raped. The report is yet to reach the police. Investigations are on and we are on the lookout for the rapists, based on the descriptions given by her, said Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) T. Suneel Kumar.

The Jnanabharthi police have asked her to stay back in her hostel. If the medical report proves rape, Bangalore Un­iversity students who stay in different hostels on the campus and Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostellers will be asked to line up for the identification parade. “It is a tedious process, but we are left with no other option. The identification parade will be carried out with the permission of SAU and university officials. Some of the habitual offenders in our jurisdiction and neighbouring police stations too would be paraded in front of the victim,” the Jnanabharati police said.

The police on Monday again inspected the place where she said she was raped to collect evidence. Her friend Nirmal, who is working with IBM, has also been asked to cooperate with the police and even his statements have been recorded, the police said.

The victim and her friend were walking on the roadside on the campus on Saturday night when she was allegedly raped by eight men.

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