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Two men raping a woman is not gang-rape : Karnataka minister

India Blooms News Service | | 09 Oct 2015, 11:57 am
Bengaluru, Oct 9 (IBNS) Karnataka Home Minister KJ George on Friday stirred a controversy when he said that two men raping a woman is not gangrape, reports said.

 "How can you call it a gangrape? A gangrape is when four-five people are involved. We should condemn the people who did such an act," he told reporters reacting to an alleged gangrape of a 22-year-old call centre employee by two men at knife point in their moving van after they offered to ferry her home.

According to police, the woman was waiting to for  a bus to return to her PG home and boarded the van which stopped by offering her a drop.

The incident took place on October three.

Media reports quoted police as saying that  for nearly three hours, the two men drove around deserted places of the Madivala area and raped the woman, who hails from Gwalior.

Condemning the minister's statement, National Commission of Women Chairperson Lalita Kumarmangalam said, "Karnataka Minister is another example of someone not understanding issue of violence against women yet commenting on the matter thoughtlessly. Leaders in public life, especially those from political parties should think before talking. We will send him a suo moto, let's see how he replies."