Two held for molesting woman in HSR Layout

Two held for molesting woman in HSR Layout

The HSR Layout police have arrested two men who molested a 27-year-old woman in HSR Layout Sector 6 on November 17.

Narayanappa (55) and Manoj (30), residents of Begur and sand brokers by profession have been arrested by the police.

According to police, the incident  occurred on a service road in HSR Layout 6th sector when the woman was waiting for her colleague to bring his bike that he had parked at a vacant plot near the building they worked.

Both the woman and her colleague were heading home after they had finished with their workout at a gym, one floor above their workplace, the police said.

At around 8.30 pm, near a big stormwater drain close to the service road that was not lit properly, two men on a bike approached the woman and groped her from her back.

While they were fleeing the spot, the woman told her colleague, who chased them on his bike and intercepted them.

Meanwhile, a constable posted nearby rushed to the spot hearing the commotion. As people started to gather, bike rider Manoj left the bike and fled the spot, while Narayanappa was nabbed by the victim's colleague and was handed over to the police.

The HSR Layout police registered a case booking both culprits under IPC Section 354 - assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty. The two were produced before a magistrate who remanded them to judicial custody.

 

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