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Stalked, groped and thrown to ground: Attack on victim was planned, say cops

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 5, 2017, 5:28 pm IST
Updated Jan 5, 2017, 6:45 pm IST
This was clearly a heinous crime, said B'luru commissioner, warning there would be no mercy if such a situation repeats itself.
Bengaluru police commissioner Praveen Sood (Photo: Twitter)
 Bengaluru police commissioner Praveen Sood (Photo: Twitter)

Bengaluru: Assuring that they would show no mercy to those violating the dignity of a woman, the Bengaluru police on Thursday said that four of the six men accused of stalking and molesting a woman in Kammanahalli area on New Year have been arrested.

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Revealing details of those arrested, Bengaluru police commissioner Praveen Sood told the media in a press conference, “A group of 6 people planned the attack. The main accused Aiyappa is an ITI student and also works as a delivery boy. He did not have any connection with the victim other than that they stayed close by. Two other accomplices have also been identified, and will be arrested soon.”

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The three other men arrested include a driver, helper, a delivery boy.  

 

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The accused were stalking the victim for days, and after partying on the account of New Year, they planned to follow her and molest her, Sood said. He also warned that they would take stringent action against culprits if such a situation repeats itself.

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Thanking a resident of the area for coming forward with video evidence regarding the case, Sood said that a suo moto case was registered on January 3, as he did not find the need to talk to the victim.

 

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“What we saw in the video convinced us beyond all doubt that this was a heinous crime and we did not waste time to look for the victim or contact her. We immediately constituted a team and they were working continuously for 48 hours,” he said.

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