Woman techie raped at knifepoint in her room at PG! What's happening with our Bengaluru?

Woman techie raped at knifepoint in her room at PG! What

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2016-08-31 00:35 Bengaluru: In yet another incident that showed up how dangerous life is becoming for women in Bengaluru, an employee of an IT firm was raped at knife point by an unidentified man at her paying guest accommodation in Parappana Agrahara police station limits on Monday. The victim who is aged around 25 years, is reported to be from Tamil Nadu. She was staying in the PG accommodation from several months. The incident took place on Monday when she was in her room. An unidentified man managed to enter her room and allegedly raped her at knife point before fleeing. Later, the woman went to the police and lodged a case, sources in the Parappana Agrahara police station said. V. S. Ugrappa, Chairman of the Committee on Preventing Sexual Violence Against Women and Children and other members of the committee visited and examined the PG accommodation as well as the Parappana Agrahara police station. The committee gathered details about the incident and the survivor. “It’s a ghastly incident and it has raised questions about the safety and security of the women living in such PG centres,” Ugrappa told the media. A police official said that they have launched a manhunt to trace the accused. The investigation is still on. The incident is the second such in the last few months. On April 23, a young woman, who was speaking on her cell phone in front of her PG at Kathriguppe was abducted and dragged to an under-construction building by an unidentified man, who allegedly tried to rape her. Two years ago, in a similar incident, a young IT professional was resting in her PG room, when a man barged in, demanded money from her, and when she tried to raise alarm, raped her.