Bengaluru kidnapping: Man who tried to molest woman arrested

Bengaluru: A man who allegedly kidnapped and tried to molest a 22-year-old woman from North East at a residential locality here was arrested today after the incident was caught on camera.

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"Yes. We have arrested one person. His name is Akshay. He is the culprit," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Lokesh Kumar told PTI tonight, as the incident which occurred on April 23 near the victim's paying guest accommodation triggered outrage with passersby watching it passively.

The victim also expressed happiness about the arrest and said, "strict action should be taken against him." In the CCTV footage, the woman is seen being physically lifted and carried away by the man from behind as she was speaking on her mobile phone in front of her paying guest(PG) accommodation.

She was then taken to a desolate under-construction building in the adjacent alley and assaulted, the woman alleged, as she narrated the harrowing ordeal.

Several people were seen walking on the street but none helped her when the incident happened on the night of April 23 at Kathriguppe, a residential locality, in south Bengaluru but which came to light only today.

"I started shouting, he tried to close my mouth, then I bit him to rescue myself, reacting to it he hit me, then I fell unconscious due to fear," she told reporters. He later abandoned her and fled.

"I was unconscious for about five minutes, by then he was not there. My bag and phone was there." Demanding the assailant's arrest, she alleged that the man's intention was to sexually assault her.

"I feel this because I had bag, purse and mobile with me, he did not target them. I think his intention was to sexually assault me."

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