Bengaluru woman molested by scooterists on New Year’s eve, caught on CCTV
A shocking CCTV footage of the horrific New Year mass molestation in Bengaluru has emerged that shows two men on a scooter blocking a woman’s path on a street, getting off and then groping her before escaping. All the while several passers-by are seen stopping, but none came to the woman’s rescue.
Watch the video here, courtesy WION:
The incident is said to have taken place around 2:30 am on Sunday and was recorded by a camera installed at a house off Kammanahalli 5th Main Road in East Bengaluru.
In the video, the woman is seen getting off an auto-rickshaw and walking towards her home apparently just metres away. Lurking in the shadows on a scooter that is kept running, one of two men leaps at her and forces himself on her.
As the woman resists and slaps him, the man drags her towards his partner and pins her down. All this happens while several people passing by the end of the road stop, seemingly to the woman’s cries, but do not come ahead to help her.
They finally throw her on the road and run off on the two-wheeler.
The incident was brought to the notice of media outlets and reported to police by the residents of the house whose security camera recorded the incident.
On December 31, several women revelers, who had gathered at MG Road and Brigade Road in the presence of 1,500 policemen to welcome the New Year, were molested and groped by thousands of hooligans, with the cops helpless to control them.
Surprisingly, no case was registered into the case then.
Only after media outcry did the police claim to have found “credible” evidence of molestation and registered an FIR into the incident on Tuesday, three days later.
Bengaluru’s new Commissioner of Police, Praveen Sood through a series of tweets on Tuesday night, said his team was working on the case silently.
“As promised we have found credible evidence repeat credible evidence in a case of wrongful confinement, molestation and attempt to rob,” Sood had said in a tweet.
“We have taken action by registering an FIR. Investigation is in progress. Police is working…. though silently,” he had said in another tweet.
Stating that enquiry is underway by an officer of DCP rank, he has said they have gone through the feeds from 45 cameras on MG road, and unedited video is available with police.
Police had earlier said that no one had come forward to file a complaint about the incident.