Neighbours foil man's sexual assault bid

Neighbours foil man's sexual assault bid

Alert neighbours nabbed a man who attempted to sexually assault a 20-year-old garment factory worker in her apartment in Arekere on April 12.

According to the police, the victim had returned from work and was about to enter the house when the accused, identified as Harishankar, barged in along with her and locked the door from inside.

As the victim resisted the man, the accused stated that he was deeply in love with her and asked her to marry him. The accused even threatened to kill her if she refused his proposal. When the woman raised an alarm, two of her neighbours rushed to her rescue.

The two men, Vibhos and Mahendra, broke open the door and nabbed Harishankar as he was trying to escape. The duo thrashed Harishankar and handed him over to the Hulimavu police. The victim woman sustained multiple injuries during the incident and was taken to the hospital. She later filed a complaint with the police.

In her complaint, the victim stated that Harishankar was her neighbour and was constantly stalking and harassing her. He also used to pass lewd comments at her.

The Hulimavu police have charged the accused under various IPC sections including outraging the modesty of women, criminal intimidation and assault.