During the New Year's eve celebrations in Bengaluru, a mob of men molested the women, who were out celebrating. Despite the presence of over 1500 policemen, the angry mob managed to create havoc.
While Bengaluru is still reeling with this horrific 'mass molestation' incident, a chilling video of the gruesome night has surfaced online. The new video from the city's Kammanahalli area shows a woman getting sexually harassed and robbed.
As can be seen in the video, a woman gets off the rickshaw and is walking towards her house as her co-passenger settles the fare. When the second woman is walking towards her house two men on a bike drive past her.
Seeing a lonely girl they take a U-turn and intercept her. The rider gets off and grabs the woman, forcibly kissing her as she struggles to get away. The man then drags her to his friend on the bike and the two of them assault her and try to remove her clothes. Hassled at her attempts of fighting them off, they shove her to the ground and ride off.
This video was captured on CCTV camera installed at a residence on the street, and shows the 2:40 am time stamp.
According to a report by the Times of India, the woman lost her wallet in the incident but has refused to lodge a complaint with the police. She refused to file a complaint believing that the Bengaluru police will not take action. She said that it was of no use when the government had acknowledged that such instances happen in the city, the report states.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Police Commissioner Praveen Sood said, "Yesterday, we got credible evidence. We didn't waste time and registered a criminal case suo motu. It's a case of molestation clubbed with some attempt to robbery."
Reacting to the alleged case of "mass molestation" on MG Road in Bengaluru, the Commissioner had earlier tweeted saying, "Enquiry conducted by a DCP rank officer has gone through feed from 45 cameras at MG Road. Unedited video available with police." Sood then tweeted, “I wonder why the media is blurring the images. We have the exactly same original footage and if you see that uncut, the story is different.”
The police have viewed the CCTV footage from 50 different cameras and have requested for the footage from cameras belonging to private establishments. A police official said, “We have not yet found any evidence of molestation on MG Road and Brigade Road but the footage is still being examined.”