Four held over New Year attack on woman in india

- Reuters, NEW DELHI

Jan 6, 2017-

Police on Thursday arrested four men in India’s technology hub of Bengaluru over a video recording of a New Year attack on a woman that has sparked a national public debate about women’s safety.

News of the video came after a Reuters witness and media said several women revellers were groped and assaulted by a mob in the southern city in a separate incident on New Year’s Eve.

Police made the arrests after examining a closed-circuit video clip of the attack by two men as the woman walked down a secluded lane in a residential area late on Dec. 31.

The four men arrested were “directly related to the case”, including the two who perpetrated the attack, a senior city police official said.

“There is clear evidence in the case,” added the official, who declined to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

The police official did not elaborate on why the other two men were arrested. All face charges of sexual harassment and assault.

Published: 06-01-2017 09:47

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