A horrifying act of sexual assault, blatantly done in broad daylight, was captured on CCTV footage in Kerala's Kozhikode district. The one-and-a-half-minute video shows a man attacking a woman, pushing her against the wall and then attacking her as she lies on the ground.
In the video, a man identified by police as a painter named Jamsheer, walks down the bylane connecting YMCA road to Mavur road. He throws a fleeting look at the woman walking a few meters behind him.
As Jamsheer continues walking, the video shows him slipping his right hand into his lungi. After taking a few steps, Jamsheer again looks back at the woman who can be seen walking with a duffle bag. At the end of the road, as the woman tries to hurry past him, Jamsheer attacks her and pushes her against the mud wall.
In the scuffle that follows, the woman falls to the ground even as Jamsheer continues to grasp at her. The accused then runs back along the lane, before stopping to take a long look at the woman and then fleeing.
After the video of the assault went viral, the police arrested the accused from Koilandy on Saturday. The accused, Jamsheer (33), is a local painter from Kozhikode.
The shocking visuals were captured on a CCTV camera installed by a residential association.
According to Nadakavu police, the incident occurred on October 18, at around 5.45 pm in the evening. The incident caught police's attention when the video went viral on social media. The police acting on its own cognizance filed a suo motu complaint over the incident, and tracked down the woman who was attacked. The arrest was made within two days by the police, on the basis of FIR she then registered.