Udupi : Police are seriously contemplating seeking legal opinion on how to proceed in the Manipal medical students gang-rape case as the victim and her family members are not coming forward to cooperate with the authorities in taking the case forward.
Interestingly, neither the fourth-year medical student nor her family has lodged a formal complaint with the police on the June 20 incident, where the girl was allegedly abducted from Kasturba Medical College campus in an autorickshaw and raped. She was returning to her paying guest accommodation from the library.
As the police arrested one person and nabbed two others involved in the crime on Thursday, deposition of the victim is crucial for them to proceed.
The Police, who succeeded in nabbing the accused seven days after the crime, know that they have a tough job in hand since the victim is not agreeing to identify the accused and testify in the court. “This is the most complicated case that is being handled by investigating officials. In such cases, the victims role is important,” a top official admitted.
However, neither the victim nor her family could be contacted.