Bengaluru: The New Year eve molestation incident of a woman in Bengaluru, which grabbed the attention of the entire nation on Wednesday, has found a major breakthrough with the Bengaluru city police arresting the four accused molesters while two are still at large.
The four molesters are identified as Aiyappa alias Nitish Kumar, 19, Leno alias Lenin Patrick, 20, Sudhesh alias Sudi, 20, Somashekar alias Chinni, 24, all residents of Kammanahalli area.
According to the TOI reports, the molestation incident was reportedly planned. The woman who had recently come to the city for her studies had fallen prey to these molesters. One of the woman's friends was staying near the arrested person's house. The victim used to visit the friend's house often. She caught the eye of the molesters when over the last one week, she stayed at her friend's place along with another friend. The molesters hang around in the area near eateries and tea stalls, and one day when she was passing through the road, all four noticed her. Leno told the group that he would like to date her.
Since all the accused had seen the woman in the area, on December 31st night while drinking, they discussed how they could get close to her. After that, they carried some more liquor and food to the nearby Rajkumar park. Spending almost two hours there, they realised it was past 12 am. They went around in the area on their two-wheelers wishing people randomly. This went on till almost 2 am. The gang then decided to have fun with some random woman, but unfortunately the victim and her friend were returning home in an autorickshaw, which Chinni saw. He alerted the rest of his friends, especially Leno, as he was infatuated by her.
All of them started challenging Leno to wish her on New Year 'if at all he had guts'. Thereafter, they started following the autorickshaw in their two-wheelers. The autorickshaw stopped at the corner of the road on 5th main Kammanahalli. The victim's friend left the place after which she paid the driver and started walking alone on the empty dark road.
Sudesh, Somashekar and two others at large, went ahead the autorickshaw without stopping as the driver was present. They came back to the corner and stopped monitoring the victim. Signals were passed on to Leno who immediately sped on his scooter towards the woman. Leno was scared to approach her, so Aiyappa sarcastically told him he would show him how a woman was to be greeted. The rest is visible in the footage.