A man in Bengaluru allegedly attempted to kidnap a Manipuri woman outside her paying guest accommodation on April 23.
On Monday, the media reported that a man attempted to kidnap a 22-year-old Manipuri woman behind her paying guest accommodation in the Kathriguppe area of the city. The woman has told the media that her cries for help went unheeded by people who were in the vicinity.
CCTV footage from the area shows her waiting outside on the road while a man comes from behind and lifts her bodily and walks away with her to an area which is not captured by the camera. Describing the ordeal as a blur, she told the media that as the man dragged away, she screamed for help but no one came to her aid. As she struggled to free herself, she bit him on the thumb. As continued to resist, she was also hit by the man, and lost consciousness for some time, she says. When she came to, she was alone and there was no sight of the man.
"I kept screaming for help in Kannada, but nobody came forward to help. I lost consciousness and I didn't realise what was happening. When I regained consciousness, I saw the man walking away briskly. I went in and informed my PG owner, who said that though he heard someone scream, he did not know who it was," said the victim, who has been staying in Bengaluru for over 8 years.
"I called the local police. But when they came, the PG owner's relative asked me not to file a complaint. I did not argue and left it at that. But later, I realised the person should be punished and so I approached the media. Now I only want the the accused to be arrested,"she said.
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The woman, who is said to be working at a beauty parlour, reportedly attempted to lodge a complaint with the police who refused to register it. CK Achukattu police, the jurisdictional police station, have said that they have received no such complaint. The woman however, alleges that the matter was hushed up as the PG owner did not want the name of the establishment to be revealed and allegedly bribed the local police.
The jurisdictional DCP has reportedly said that he does not know of the matter.