Thota Bengre gang rape - none of Mangaluru advocates ready to defend accused
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DC)
Mangaluru, Dec 2: All the accused in the recent alleged gang-rape incident of Thota Bengre have been sent to judicial custody as none of the advocates have come forward to defend them.
On Saturday, November 2, all the accused arrested in connection to the case were produced in court.
There were several pleas from students, political leaders and people in general that the lawyer’s association should not fight case in favour of the accused.
It may be recalled, according to a complaint filed by a woman, seven unidentified people allegedly gang raped her at Bengre beach last week. The victim had filed a complaint on November 25, at women’s police station in the city. The woman from Bantwal visited Bengre beach with a youth. A group of seven men approached the couple, thrashed the youth and gang raped the woman.
The police have arrested 7 accused including three minors in connection to the case.