Mangalore: Another horrendous case of kidnap and gangrape has surfaced from lands of Manipal, a town which is considered as a tutelage centre for students. Victim was a 22 year old, fourth year MBBS student, hailing from Thiruvanathpuram and she was abducted while she was on her way to her room on Thursday night.
The girl was pulled inside an auto-rickshaw by three men near Pharmacology College Campus, cited a student to the police after he recovered her purse from the site, which was dropped during the scuffle. The boy informed the campus security immediately and a search was conducted but after the girl was not found, they lodged a complaint with the police.
The girl either managed to escape or was dropped by the culprits, is still unclear but the Kasturba Medical College Estate officer lodged the complaint of rape with the Manipal police station. Udupi superintendent of police MB Boralingaiah told, "It's not clear whether she was dropped off by the abductors or she managed to come back on her own. The girl is in a state of shock and her statements are incoherent.", the SP, throwing light on the incident, said, "The area where the incident occurred did not have CCTV cameras. We examined our footage and we did not see any vehicle of that description passing by. The university CCTV cameras have some footage and we're examining it."
Jolted by the incident, the shocked university officials will keep a meeting to discuss the security of students living outside the campus. One of the official said, "We're concerned about the safety of our students. We'll hold a meeting soon to discuss to see how students, who stay outside, can be best protected from such incidents.''