Two arrested for the alleged rape of a young girl in Manipal, police investigation underway
MANIPAL: A young girl has accused two people of allegedly forcing her into a lodge and sexually assaulting her on March 17, in Manipal.
As confirmed by the Additional Superintendent of Police (Additional SP) over a telephonic conversation, the two accused, identified as Jagdish Bovi and Ganesh Mallya of age 24 and 26 respectively, were arrested on March 25 by the Manipal Police in accordance with the FIR filed by the victim on March 23. They remain in police custody with ongoing investigations.
The alleged assault is said to have taken place in Baliga Lodge in Eshwar Nagar, where the victim purportedly accompanied the accused, unknowing of the impending turn of events.
Additional SP of the Manipal Police department elucidated that the victim and one of the accused- Jagdish, were of known relations.
Currently, medical care has been made available to the victim after examination.
This case is one amongst similar instances of sexual assault and eve teasing seen on numerous occasions in and around the area in the recent past.
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Edited by: Disha Acharya