Five people have been arrested in connection with the gang-rape of a student in Mysuru and a vicious assault on her friend, Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood said. A sixth accused is on the run and the police are working to hunt him down, he said. All five are labourers from Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur district, Sood said, adding that one of those arrested seemed to be a juvenile; "... a 17-year-old. We are not sure... we are verifying," he said. The Karnataka top cop, whose force had been criticised for not making any arrests following the horrific events earlier, also said, "It is a sensitive case. We have technical and scientific evidence." The young woman - a 22-year-old MBA student from Maharashtra studying at a Mysuru university - and her friend were attacked at Chamundi Hills (a popular tourist spot on the outskirts of the city) and allegedly raped one and assaulted the other.
TN adopts resolution against Centre's farm laws
The Tamil Nadu Assembly last week adopted a resolution urging the Centre to withdraw three contentious farm laws, against which some farmers' unions have been holding protests outside Delhi for months. The main opposition AIADMK and its ally BJP staged a walkout over the issue. As soon as the House convened, Chief Minister MK Stalin piloted the resolution, calling for its withdrawal and sought it to be adopted unanimously. Speaking on the debate, BJP opposed it and walked out. Deputy Leader of AIADMK legislature, O Panneerselvam said while the Chief Minister has listed the disadvantages of the farm laws, its advantages also need to be ascertained. He sought to know whether the state government has written to the Centre over the matter and if it has received a reply.