In yet another horrific development, a girl was sexually assaulted right in the middle of a street in Bangalore. A helpless girl being brutally attacked by two sexual predators right in the middle of the street has been captured by the CCTV camera.
In the video, two girls can be seen emerging out of an auto-rickshaw from the main road. While the first girl quickly walks to reach her destination, the other girl stays back perhaps to pay the auto driver.
The second girl may have walked barely few meters when she is attacked by two men. The man in the video gropes and force himself on her. He then drags the victim to his partner, sitting on the bike. They then push the girl down on the road before speeding away from the crime scene. As the victim resists and tries to free herself from the clutches of the culprit, he pushes her down on the road and both escape from the scene, but not before the victim slaps the one who had grabbed her.
The incident reportedly took place at 2.30 AM on Sunday on Kammanahalli 5th Main Road in East Bengaluru.
A resident with the CCTV footage brought the incident, said to have taken place around 2.30 AM on January 1, to the notice of police. Bengaluru Police Commissioner Praveen Sood said an FIR had been filed and the victim had not yet approached the police.
The most shocking revelation was how people around remained mute spectators even when the girl was being brutalised.
New Year revelry had turned into a nightmare for several women who were allegedly molested despite huge police presence at a large gathering in city’s downtown region, drawing widespread outrage even as the state Home minister stoked a controversy by blaming the youngsters’ “western ways” for the incidents.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam came down heavily on the police and slammed home minister G Parameshwara’s remarks, demanding that he should resign. The NCW as well as the Karnataka State Commission for Women also sought separate reports from administration and police over the incidents.
The latest incident will pose serious questions to the administration in Bangalore, which has simply failed to check the alarming rise in crimes against women in a city, known as the IT hub of India.