Bangalore: New Year mass molestation case finally made some headway with the arrest of two men in the city known as Silicon Valley of India. On the night of December 31, hundreds of women were allegedly molested by revelers on the main thoroughfare in downtown Bangalore.
While police officials have been coming out with new and newer theories as to what went wrong on that fateful night, others suggest that the malaise runs deep in the patriarchal Indian society. Police officials claim that the problem wouldn’t have arisen had the pubs were allowed to close down at the usual time.
The city administration had allowed the pubs and restaurants to remain open till 2AM and the police officials suggest this was the only reason behind the tragedy that women suffered on the New Year eve.
In the meantime police claim to have arrested two men involved in the molestation of a young woman hailing from the north east on an empty street in east of the city at around 2:45 am on New Year’s Day. Reports suggest that five of their accomplices have also been arrested.
Nonetheless the police officials are yet to show the arrests of the men they claim to have arrested. The CCTV footage of the attack was broadcast on television channels through Wednesday. The CCTV footage showed a young woman alighting from an auto-rickshaw at a cross road in Kammanahalli and being accosted and attacked by a young man who arrives on a scooter. The friends of the attackers were caught on camera watching the unfolding sequence of events from the street corner. Police who began investigations of the east Bengaluru incident at around 10.30 pm on Tuesday night were able to detain the main accused and their accomplices by Wednesday morning after working through the night analysing the CCTV footage and technical data including mobile tower dumps.
Police who analyzed the footage found that there were two women who had arrived on an auto rickshaw. While one entered the apartment, the other who was left behind to pay for the auto rickshaw fare was attacked and molested.
Nonetheless the arrest was not related to the mass molestation case reported from the MG Road. In the mass molestation cases on New Year’s Eve police are yet to find any evidence to register a case and take up investigations. It is despite many women coming forward and recounting their horror stories.