Bengaluru: In yet another incident that raises the issue of women safety in the country, a woman in Bengaluru was sexually assaulted by a youth in the wee hours of Monday. The incident took place in DJ Halli area of Bengaluru around 5:05 am on Monday when a 40-year-old woman was walking in the narrow lane to reach the main road. Soon after, a 20-year-old youth followed her and tried to touch her, Times of India reported. Also Read - Historic! Install CCTV in All Police Stations, CBI, NIA, ED, NCB, Including Interrogation Rooms: Supreme Court
Sensing trouble, the woman tried to move away from the accused but he touched himself inappropriately and flashed at her. The woman then took off her slippers and threatened him, but to no avail, as he continued with the lewd advances. Also Read - Twitter Launches Custom Emojis to Spread Awareness on Domestic Violence Against Women
The woman then started beating up the accused, responding to which, he pushed her against the wall and groped her. Meanwhile, hearing the loud screams, residents of the area woke up and amid the commotion, the accused managed to flee. Also Read - Rape Victim Dies in Delhi Hospital After Allegedly Being Set Afire by Kin of Accused, 3 Arrested
However, thanks to the footage obtained from CCTV cameras, the accused named Dattu alias Chotu was arrested soon after. As per the police, Chotu had been arrested twice earlier for robbery and vehicle lifting.