Watch: Abduction Attempt Caught on CCTV in Bengaluru, One Detained
The victim alleges that she fell unconscious due to fear and by the time she awoke, the assailant had fled the scene.
A 25-year-old woman from Manipur was abducted from outside her paying guest hostel in Bengaluru – while she was on the phone with a friend – by an unidentified man.
One person has been detained by the police in connection with this incident.
Her abduction that took place on 23 April in Katriguppe, Bengaluru was caught on the CCTV fixed on the street.
The unidentified man allegedly attempted to sexually assault her but the victim claims to have resisted him and bit his hand. The assaulter, she claims, attempted to hit her in response of her biting him, but she screamed loudly and in fear, she fell unconscious.
I was unconscious for about five minutes, by then he was not there. My bag and phone was there. I feel this because I had bag, purse and mobile with me, he did not target them. I think his intention was to sexually assault me.
Once she escaped, the victim rushed into her PG where she told people about the incident.
Demanding the assailant’s arrest, she alleged that the man’s intention was to sexually assault her.
I feel this because I had bag, purse and mobile with me, he did not target them. I think his intention was to sexually assault me.
The Hindu reports that the victim works in a private beauty clinic in Kalyan Nagar. She was dropped outside her PG when she received a phone call. She strolled outside while talking when the accused came from behind, lifted her and ran towards an under-construction building nearby.
The victim later claimed that her PG owner tried to convince her against filing a complaint with the police. She added that the CK Achukattu police have registered a complaint but no action has been taken yet.
DCP (South) Lokesh Kumar said he only got to know about the incident after the news appeared on TV channels. He said investigation about the incident was on and added that Police response to the case was also being enquired into.
If there are any lapses found, action will be taken.
Kumar said the PG owner had filed a complaint in which he claimed the woman had stated that she will decide on filing the complaint after discussing the issue with her dear ones.
The girl had left the PG next day and the owner was under the impression that girl would have filed the complaint.
City Police Commissioner N S Megharikh said a police two-wheeler patrol had gone to the spot on the day to know about the incident but neither the woman nor the PG owner gave any complaint to the police.
Suo motu complaints in such cases become difficult because the girl has to go hospital for medical examination; she has to go to Magistrate for the recording of her statement. Sometimes women do not want to be exposed.
“However, today we have called the PG owner and obtained the complaint,” he said, adding he had ordered DCP South to enquire into the matter in detail.
(With inputs from PTI.)
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