Udupi, Karnataka, Jun 26: The medical report of a student from Kerala, who was kidnapped and gangraped on June 20 night at Manipal near here, has confirmed the sexual assault on her, a top police official said today.
IGP (Western Range) Pratap Reddy who confirmed the medical report findings said the police had questioned 22 more persons today in addition to 69 already grilled.
Reddy said Manipal University has announced an additional Rs three lakh reward for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of the three culprits. Police has already announced a reward of Rs two lakh yesterday.
He said the police was confident of nabbing the accused soon as they were working on fresh clues.
He also said that Kundapur DySP Yashoda has been the single point of contact between the police and the victim so far. "We cannot force the family to speak up. However we are making efforts to convince the victim and the family."
The investigation could be expedited if the victim gives more information on the case, he said.
The police have released sketch of one of the three accused and CCTV footage of the abduction of the victim, a medical student.
The student was returning to her room from the library when the culprits kidnapped her from the Manipal University campus and gangraped June 20 night. Police have formed 12 teams with 200 persons working on the case.
Under attack for failing to nab the culprits in the Manipal rape incident, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today sought to calm frayed nerves saying those involved in the crime would be arrested soon.
"Within two, three days, I hope we would be able to trace the accused. We are making all efforts to nab the accused. Ten police teams have been formed to hunt for culprits who abducted and raped the girl," he told reporters n New Delhi.
The chief minister termed as "brave" the 22-year-old medical student studying at Manipal near Udipi.
The medical student was abducted by three persons from the Manipal University campus while she was returning to her room from the library and gangraped late night on Thursday.
"The victim is a brave girl. She jumped from the auto-rickshaw and her leg is fractured," Siddaramaiah said.
The police have released a sketch of one of the culprits prepared on the basis of the description given by the victim.
The Chief Minister said state Home Minister K J George and the DGP (Law and Order) had visited Manipal to inspect the place where the crime took place and held meetings with police officers.
Sleuths are collecting both technical and scientific evidences from the crime spot, he added.