NLSIU Rape Victim drops out from Law School; Trial begins

NLSIU Rape Victim drops out from Law School; Trial begins

Twenty one year old National Law School of India University (NLSIU) student who was allegedly gang raped, has decided to discontinue her studies and return to her hometown.

The incident occurred on 31st October, 2012 near the Bangalore University campus and had led to subsequent protests over lack of safety measures for women. Out of the eight accused, seven has been arrested including a juvenile. While the trial of six of the accused has commenced at the Additional City Civil & Sessions Court, the juvenile is being tried at the Juvenile Justice Court.

According to an Indian Express report, the Public Prosecutor S V Bhattaru submitted before the judge that “The victim has discontinued her law studies following the incident, as she was very depressed and has gone back to her country. He further sought a speedy hearing of the case and early judgment, as she has to come from Nepal whenever there is a need.”

The incident resulted in a curfew being imposed on the NLSIU campus, a move which met with intense opposition and criticism from the students.



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