Now 23-year-old girl molested in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: In yet another shameful act, an unidentified man allegedly stalked a 23-year-old woman and molested her on Nagawara Main Road here on Friday morning.
The man, who was allegedly stalking the girl, attacked her at around 6.30 am when she was walking towards the Arabic College bus stop. The victim in her complaint has said that he grabbed and bit her before she raised an alarm and he flew away.
The incident has exposed the deteriorating law and order situation in Benagluru as it was reported within 24 hours of a strict warning issued by police commissioner Praveen Soon, in which he announced the arrest of four men for allegedly molesting a woman in Kammanahalli on January 1, and warned 'potential molesters' of serious consequences.
The Friday morning attack victim, who is an employee at a private firm, was heading towards her workplace in Koramangala, when she was allegedly molested.
The survivor, a resident of Shivajinagar, was staying at her relative's house in north Bengaluru as her mother was travelling. Her family asked her to stay at the relative's place as they thought that she would be safe there.
She also sustained injuries, including a cut on her tongue, as she resisted the molester. She was admitted to Ambedkar Medical College and discharged later, after which she filed a complaint with KG Halli police.
Police registered a case under IPC sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 354 (outraging the modesty of the woman).
"As per the complaint registered by the victim, we have taken up the case and senior police personnel are personally monitoring the progress of the investigation," said a senior officer.
There were no CCTV cameras installed at the place the crime was executed but police has recovered CCTV footage from a textile shop near the location. The video clips showed the alleged molester stalking the woman.
On the eve of New Year, a number of women were molested and groped on MG Road and Brigade Road despite the presence of 1,500 police personnel and 60 CCTV cameras installed on the two roads.