A TV journalist was allegedly sexually harassed by three men near Poorvankara park in Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday morning. The accused also reportedly beat up two of her friends.
According to police officials at Cubbon Park police station, the woman and her friends who were walking on the road near Poorvankara Park were confronted by three men on a motorcycle. The three men began harassing the woman and passed lewd comments against her. When the woman objected against their behaviour, the three men got down from the bike in an attempt to intimidate her. The men also assaulted the woman’s friends, says the complaint as reported by The Hindu.
Meanwhile The New Indian Express reported that the journalist shouted at the the trio in the motorcycle which sparked a verbal fight between the two groups. When one of her friends questioned the trio, they reportedly slapped him, which led to the woman immediately calling the police control room.
Upon hearing the commotion, passersby in the neighbourhood at the time rushed to help the trio. After a scuffle, they managed to nab one of the accused and hand him over to the police. The other two accused were later caught by the police on Tuesday.
The police have arrested Bijith (20), Mithun (19), both students at Baldwin's College, and Ashith (22) alias Nikhil, from Lakkasandra.
The journalist who works for a news portal said she was walking home with two of her friends near Poorvankara Park on HRP Road near Cubbon Park around 1:30 am when the three men drove up and harassed her.
Cubbon Park police registered a case and booked the accused for outraging the modesty of a woman, assault and provoking breach of peace. The trio are now in judicial custody.