The two arrested men, who currently live in the US, allegedly slapped the woman and beat up her husband, after verbally abusing the couple.

Indian-Australian woman alleges sexual harassment assault outside Bluru pub 2 held
news Crime Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 14:10

In the early hours of December 6, an Australian man and his wife of Indian origin were standing outside Swing Pub in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar. The couple was ready to go home after a night out, but what followed left them traumatised and shocked.

Two Bengaluru men, Ramesh Ankur (30) and Rohan Ramesh (32), who currently live in New Jersey in the US, walked out of Swing Pub on 100 ft road at around 1.15 am on Thursday. “They saw the woman standing with her husband and began catcalling,” Indiranagar Police said.

The woman allegedly asked them to stay away from her. However, this did not stop them. They allegedly verbally abused the woman.

“When her husband asked them to stay away, the argument got nasty. Ramesh and Rohan began verbally abusing the couple, and also slapped the woman and beat up her husband. When she tried to get away from them, Rohan allegedly touched her inappropriately,” the Indiranagar Police added.

She managed to free herself from Rohan and immediately called the police. The authorities say that Ramesh and Rohan threatened the couple with dire consequences if they informed the police.

“She was dragging both the men, who were drunk, when we arrived. She said she was trying to bring them to the police. When we asked the men to come with us, they verbally abused the police also and began throwing their weight around. They said they were from the US and that Bengaluru police could do nothing to them,” the Indiranagar Police said.

At around 1.35 am, the couple and the two men arrived at Indiranagar Police Station. A complaint was filed by the woman’s husband. Ramesh and Rohan were arrested and booked under sections 354 (sexual harassment), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention).

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