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Bengaluru: Cops file FIR after video shows two men molesting woman on street

Bengaluru mass molestation: Bengaluru police have filed an FIR against two unidentified men after finding video footage of them molesting a young woman in a residential area.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2017 17:56 IST
Footage of the assault that reportedly took place in Bengaluru’s Kamanahalli area at 2.41 am on Sunday.
Footage of the assault that reportedly took place in Bengaluru’s Kamanahalli area at 2.41 am on Sunday. (Video screengrab)

Bengaluru police have filed a first information report (FIR) against two unidentified men after video footage of them molesting a woman emerged.

The video footage shows the woman walking in a residential area when the scooter-borne men attacked her. One of them, the pillion rider, walked across, groped and dragged her to the vehicle, even as she tried to escape.

“We have filed an FIR based on video footage evidence a citizen gave us on Tuesday night. It showed two men molesting a young woman at Kamanahalli at 2.41 a.m. on Sunday (new year’s day),” additional commissioner of police, Hemant Nimbalkar said.

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The FIR was filed against the accused under sections 341 (for wrongful restraint), 354A and 354B (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“A special team has been formed to investigate the incident and nab the culprits at the earliest. As the victim did not file a complaint so far, we are trying to find her in the area and record evidence,” said Nimbalkar.

The video clip also showed the victim falling on the road after escaping from her attackers while some onlookers watched “the horror” from a distance.

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Meanwhile, city police commissioner Praveen Sood clarified that the police were still scanning the voluminous footage of the new year’s day events at MG Road and Brigade Road in the city centre where some young women were alleged molested by unidentified drunken revellers.

“We will not spare anyone committing any crime against women, children or others and the rule of law will prevail.

“We have appealed to the victims of the alleged molestation and eye witnesses to the incident to file a complaint or give us evidence material,” said Sood.

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