Five students arrested for raping and making video of victim which went viral

The Hush Post| 11:41 am |one-minute-read|

Five students of a private college in Karnataka were first arrested and then suspended from the college for allegedly gangraping a girl.

The incident had taken place in Puttur area of Dakshina Kannada district and came to light after a number of clips went viral on social media. The incident took place in March this year.

The accused have been identified as Gurunandan, Sunil, Prakyath, Kishan and Prajwal belong to Vivekananda college and have been arrested under the charges of Section 341 (wrongful restraint) and 376(d) (gang rape) of the Indian Penal Code, and sections of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the IT Act.

Soon after the arrest, the five students were suspended from the college.

The police on Wednesday also issued warning to the citizens that sharing such videos will amount to an offense. In a press release, Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police BM Laxmi Prasad said this will amount to a criminal offense under 354 (c) of IPC (Voyeurism) and provisions of the IT act and people including group admins will be held as accused under the sections.

According to police, the five accused had allegedly raped the girl by taking her in their car to a forested area. They recorded the act to threaten the girl that the video would be shared on social media if she informed anyone about the incident. Subsequently, she was allegedly raped.

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