Woman hammers sexual predator until he escapes

Woman hammers sexual predator until he escapes

Braving his slaps, punches and beatings, she picked a hammer and went after him. She kept hammering him on the back and screaming for help. (DH File Photo. For representation)

A home-alone software engineer fought off her sexual predator by continuously hammering him on the back until neighbours arrived and he took to his heels. 

The man barged into the 23-year-old woman’s home in Chinnappanahalli, Southeast Bengaluru, around 4.15 am on Friday. He came in by breaking open the door. 

The next 20 minutes were a living hell for her. Saying that he has a gun, he threatened to shoot her dead if she raised an alarm. 

He then overpowered her and tried to sexually assault her but the woman was made of sterner stuff.

Braving his slaps, punches and beatings, she picked a hammer and went after him. She kept hammering him on the back and screaming for help.

The counter-attack soon unsettled the attacker and he decided to flee. Minutes later, neighbours rushed in. Seeing the woman’s injuries on the neck, face and hands, they took her to a hospital. 

The woman hails from Chhattisgarh and has been working for a reputable IT firm for the past two years. She has filed a complaint with the HAL police. She told the police that her attacker gave his name as Arun during the fight and that he is aged between 32 and 36. 

Police have registered an FIR under IPC sections 354B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 376 (rape), 323 (assault) and 506 (criminal intimidation). 

A senior police officer said they were reviewing the CCTV footage to identify the suspect. “We are also checking the woman’s call detail record and Facebook page. We suspect he had been stalking her for quite some time,” the officer added.