Manipal, August 19, 2015: The District and Sessions Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the Manipal gang-rape case till August 24.
T.S. Jituri, public prosecutor, told media that the court heard the prosecution arguments on the handwriting evidence and the fingerprints of the accused.
The prosecution would continue its arguments on August 24, he said.
The medical student of Manipal University, hailing from Kerala, was abducted by three persons in an autorickshaw around 11.30 p.m. on June 20, 2013 near the university library, when she was going to her residence located outside the university campus. They took her to a secluded area in Ontibettu village, about 6 km from Manipal, and gang-raped her.
After a manhunt, the police nabbed the suspects Yogesh Poojary, Hariprasad Poojary, and Anand on June 27. They were charged under Sections 366, 376D, 506 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
The police also arrested Balachandra, brother of Yogesh, and Harindra, brother of Hariprasad, on the charge of trying to destroy evidence on July 2. However, Balachandra and Harindra were released on bail in December.