A man accompanying the woman was also attacked and is being treated for a fractured leg.

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news Crime Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 17:10

A horrifying case of gang rape has come to light in Karnataka's Mysuru, where a woman in her late-twenties was allegedly raped by four men on Wednesday night in Mysuru's Lingabudi area. 

According to the police, the woman worked at a lodging facility as an assistant. On Wednesday night, she and the lodge's front desk manager set out to return some money she had borrowed from a person in Lingabudi, police said. 

On the way, the man had parked his two-wheeler on the road as he wanted to urinate. "According to the statement given by the man, there were four men who had parked their car in the dilapidated area and they seemed to be drunk. They saw the woman waiting for the man and attacked her," said Mysuru SP Amit Singh. 

He further stated that the men dragged the survivor and the man into an empty plot of land near the road. "The four of them raped the woman and also assaulted the man," he added. 

Police say that the attackers allegedly threw a huge stone on the man's leg and fled the spot. "The man's cries for help woke up a few people who live in a colony near the empty plot of land. They immediately called the police and the Jayapura Police arrived at the spot," he said. 

The survivor and the man were rushed to KR Hospital in Mysuru City, where they are currently undergoing treatment. Police say that the man has three stitches on his forehead, a fracture on his right leg and bruises on his arms. The woman is in critical condition and is undergoing treatment.

The Jayapura Police have registered a case against four unidentified persons under section 376D (gangrape), 376 (punishment for rape), 323 (assault), 324 (assault with deadly weapon) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. 

Mysuru SP Amit said that eight teams have been formed to nab the suspects. "We are checking CCTV footage and pursuing all lines of inquiry to catch the culprits soon," he said.