Third accused in Manipal gang rape case arrested

6:52 PM, Thursday, June 27th, 2013


Udupi : Third accused in the Manipal gang-rape case, has been arrested at Badagabettu, Parkala late evening on Thursday Police sources said.

The Main accused Anand was arrested and he had attempted to commit suicide, He was trying to hang himself by a tree. The local people survived him and informed to the police.  The police rushed him to take custody and admitted to the KMC hospital in Manipal.

Earlier Update at 7: 52

2 arrested so far in Manipal gang rape case; third accused will be nabbed soon, assures IGP

Manipal GangUdupi :  Pratap Reddy, IGP of Western Range has informed that two accused  in the  case of gang rape of a medical student of Manipal  University have been arrested, while the third is yet to be nabbed. Those arrested are Yogish (30) and Hariprasad (Harish) (28).

Speaking to the media, the IGP said the third accused is not yet nabbed and efforts are on to apprehend him on the basis of the information provided by the two arrested.

He also assured that all out efforts would be made to secure justice to the  victim. On how the accused were trapped, the IGP said one of the accused Yogish called him on Thursday morning stating he knew  the police will trap him but will not allow that to happen. He seemed to be groaning as he had consumed poison and using mobile tracker the police reached his house and took him to hospital. He is recuperating, the IGP said.

If Yogish was a rowdy sheeter, another accused Hariprasad was arrested in a gambling case once earlier, the IGP informed. All the three are unmarried. It is learnt, the scene of crime was Madaga and not Eshwarnagar as suspected earlier.

The IGP said the police department cannot give information regarding the informer but said it was helpless in case the person goes to the media.

Udupi SP Boralingaiah and DK SP Abhishek Goel were also present at the press meet.

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