The city police arrested a man who sexually harassed a 22-year-old woman in Ashoknagar after he asked her out for a drink and later took her to a hotel room when she was in an inebriated state.
The woman, who is staying at a paying guest accommodation in Koramangala, stated in her complaint that she went with her friend Jayant (28), also a resident of Koramangala, for a drink at a pub on the evening of March 24. After she felt tipsy, Jayant suggested that they rest at a hotel room till they were sober enough to return home.
Around midnight, Jayant started touching the woman inappropriately. When he tried to kiss her, she pushed him away and ran for the door. Jayant pulled her back inside and closed the door after which both had an argument.
They checked out in the morning after which the woman informed her family and filed a complaint with Ashoknagar police. The police booked Jayant under IPC sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 354 (sexual harassment) and 354A (criminal force to any woman intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty), and later arrested him.