65-yr-old man held for groping student

65-yr-old man held for groping student

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A 20-year-old college student was groped by a 65-year-old man while she was walking towards a bus at the busy BMTC bus stand in Majestic on Saturday.

The victim raised an alarm and chased the suspect and caught him with the help of a group of NCC students and a few passers-by before he was handed over to the police.

According to the police, the victim, who is a resident of Vijayanagar, got down at the Majestic metro station and was walking with her female friend to a platform in the BMTC bus stand. An elderly man then came from behind and groped her before quickly walking away.

The shocked victim raised an alarm and started chasing the man. Sensing trouble, the man began to run. The victim and her friend, with the help of a few NCC students who joined the chase, caught the man and handed him over to the police. The police observed that the suspect walked around the bus stand with his trouser zip open.

The Upparpet police have identified the suspect as Subbanna Bhat, who was unemployed and not living with his family. The police were also told by his family that he was suffering from a psychological ailment. However, the police have booked him for sexual harassment and have asked his family to produce medical documents to support their claims. Bhat was produced before a magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.