A 27-year-old woman was groped by a 55-year-old man, who was riding pillion when she was returning home from her gym at around 8 pm in 6th Sector of HSR Layout, Bengaluru. When the 55-year-old man, tried to escape she gave him a chase and caught him and handed him over to the police.

As the woman was returning home from the gym, two men on a bike approached her. The rider started passing obscene comments at her and the pillion rider hit her on her back badly and groped her in the street which left her humiliated and shocked.

When they tried to escape, she alarmed two of her friends from the gym, who joined her and chased the accused and his friend for 500 meters. But as they were trying to speed away, the rider lost balance and the pillion rider fell off the bike. The woman and her friends caught hold of him and handed him over to the police.


The police are on the lookout for the rider to confirm his role in the incident and also of the accused as he claims to be intoxicated at the time of the incident.

The 55-year-old accused man is identified as Narayanaswamy, a sand dealer and a resident of Begur. “The victim, a native of Kalaburagi stays in HSR Layout 6th sector. After attending her gym classes, she was walking back home which is in the vicinity. The accused passed lewd comments at her. When she ignored them and kept walking, Narayanswamy who was riding pillion allegedly groped her,” said an officer, to Bangalore Mirror.

The accused also tried to escape, but the public charged him and held on to him until the time the police arrived. The police are also going through the CCTV footage of the locality.

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HSR Layout police have registered a case under IPC 354 (a) (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and arrested the rider, Manoj later. Both have been produced before the court and are out on bail.

Such incidents where college youth or harassers grope or hit girls while riding bikes or scooty are quite common in Bengaluru. These gangs constitute mainly of minor or local youths who try to grope the girls or snatch the phone from people especially in isolated areas or abandoned roads. We hope strict action is taken against these goons who openly cause a nuisance to the people.

We appreciate the bravery of the girl who chose to fight against these goons and taught them a lesson. If you are from Bengaluru please let us know about any such unpleasant experiences you have faced, in the comments section below.

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