Published On : Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Bengaluru molestation: Woman identifies attacker

Bengaluru : The Bengaluru Police achieved a breakthrough in the Kammanahalli sexual assault case in which a woman was groped and molested by two men on a scooter on the night of December 31, 2016.

The assault victim identified the accused during an identification parade.
The video of the assault had gone viral hours after the mass molestation incident on New Year’ eve in Bengaluru, sending shockwaves across the country.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ravi Kumar told India Today that the victim needed much persuasion to be a part of the identification parade as she was in a state of shock.

Following the December 31 assault, she changed her house too, the officer said. With the police promising her protection, the victim agreed to turn up for the identification parade, and identified the accused.

The accused was arrested after a massive search was launched by the Bengaluru Police. The main accused Aiyappa (19), along with Leno (20), Sudesh (20), James (20), Somashekar (24) and George (23), was arrested within a few days of the incident.

On the night of December 31, Aiyappa along with his friend Leno allegedly groped and molested the woman who was on her way home after New Year celebrations.

The entire act was caught in a CCTV camera installed outside a house in the area where the woman was attacked.

The video clip showed the woman falling on the road after escaping from her attackers even as some onlookers watched from a distance.