I Want the Kidnapper to Be Arrested: Bengaluru Molestation Victim

A girl was kidnapped from outside her residence in Bengaluru and the entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera. 

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The incident took place on 23 April, 2016. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

The victim of the molestation and the alleged attempted rape incident that took place on 23 April, outside her place of residence, spoke to ANI.

Describing her harrowing experience, the victim claimed she will be able to identify the attacker if she sees him again.

I didn’t notice that a person was following me, I didn’t notice at all. It was after going through the CCTV camera footage we realised that he was following me and hiding behind my PG. I was screaming for help, I couldn’t process anything. I didn’t know how to escape. He took me behind my PG. I regained consciousness after 5-10 minutes. When I regained my consciousness, he ran away. With all your help and support, I want the person to be arrested. I will be able to identify him if I see him.
The victim

State BJP Spokesperson, S Prakash commented on the molestation incident and claimed that molestation cases in Karnataka on the rise since “culprits have lost fear in law and order, police have totally failed.”

Home Minister is sleeping, Siddaramaiah is indifferent, Bangaloreans are suffering.
S Prakash

CCTV footage from a nearby building shows the victim on the phone before the accused lifts her from behind and takes her behind her paying guest accommodation.

Congress’ Rekha Reddy condemned the incident and demanded firm action by the police.

They (police) should act in a very stern way, they should act immediately. CCTV cameras should be mandatory in a way. This will help in bringing a lot of information back to the police. If you have data, you can question the police, otherwise, it becomes difficult to pinpoint and tell them you’ve not taken action.
Rekha Reddy

When the police were called following the incident, the paying guest accommodation owner allegedly gave the police Rs 5000 and sent them back, fearing soiling of the reputation of his accommodation facility. However, he later filed an FIR.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Division, Bengaluru City, BS Lokesh confirmed that a complaint has been lodged and registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

The incident took place on 23 April, 2016. With regard to that the PG owner has lodged a complaint and we have registered it under various sections of IPC including 341, 354 and 365. We have some clues and we hope to arrest him (the accused) soon.
BS Lokesh, Deputy Commissioner of Police

(With inputs from ANI)

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