Case of gang rape in Mysore
Cover up after Chief Minister’s rebuke
Bengaluru (Karnataka) – A few days ago, a young woman from Maharashtra, who was studying medicine in Mysore in the State, was gang-raped. Police have arrested several people in the case. Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said, “The incident took place in Mysore but the Congress was trying to gain political advantage. It was an inhuman incident. The young woman and her friend had gone to a secluded place. They should not have gone to such places. What was the young woman doing at a secluded place at seven o’clock in the evening?” He tried to convict the victim by asking such questions.
The Opposition Congress slammed Karnataka Home Minister #AragaJnanendra for suggesting that the girl who was gang-raped in Mysuru should not have gone to a secluded place late in the evening.@XpressBengaluru https://t.co/z0C3iErcF6
— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) August 26, 2021
This has led to criticism of Jnanendra from the Opposition and the community. He replied that Congress was trying to rape him. Demands are now being made that he should resign.
While talking to reporters about it, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “I do not agree with the remarks made by our Home Minister about the rape case. I have directed him to explain.”
After questioning the gang-rape victim for going to an isolated place late in the evening, the Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra then chose to use the word “rape” in a shocking context. https://t.co/mKhXPJIIi4
— IBTimes 🇮🇳 (@ibtimes_india) August 26, 2021
While responding to it, Jnyanendra said that it was not his intention to hurt anyone about this unfortunate incident. I am withdrawing my statement against the Congress party leaders. The Government and the Police have taken the matter very seriously. Every effort is being made to catch the culprits.