In an appalling incident, a 28-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to rape a woman at JP Park, Mathikere in broad daylight, as per a report by Chaitanya Swamy in the Bangalore Mirror.
The suspect, who is a bus driver with Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, was nabbed based on a complaint filed by the woman on February 21.
The incident occurred at around 11.30am, when the woman was out in the park for a morning walk.
On January 21, the woman who is a home-maker, was taking her regular morning walk when the accused pulled her aside to a secluded grove and assaulted her.
As he attempted to rape her, the woman fought her attacker valiantly and managed to get herself free from his clutches.
The man let go of her and threatened her with dire consequences if she informed anyone about the incident.
However, by then, the woman had raised an alarm and hearing her cries, some of the park’s gardeners came to her rescue accompanied by the security guards.
The man also tried to grab her gold chain but she held him off, the woman said in her complaint.
The guards called the jurisdictional Yeshwanthpur police and handed over the accused to them.
As per the BM report, the police initially refused to register a case but relented later.
As per the investigating officer, the accused is a native of Belur taluk in Hassan district.
“We took him to the station and interrogated him. He said he works as a bus driver with the KSRTC. We have arrested him and sent him to jail,” said the police official.
Meanwhile, the JP Park association president, Ramakrishna, told BM: “I got to know about the incident; the police asked me if I knew the details. I was not at the spot during the incident. If not harassments, other issues such as theft and stalking keep happening; our guards catch them and hand them over to the police.”
He added that in the wake of this incident, BBMP has promised to install CCTV cameras in the park.