The Bengaluru police have arrested four men on Thursday in connection with case of molestation in a residential area in the city on New Year’s eve.
In a press conference Bengaluru Police Commissioner Praveen Sood said, “We have arrested four out of the six people involved. Aiyappa a delivery boy is the main culprit.”
“Six men had planned the crime. They had been stalking the girl for three to four days,” Sood added.
Footage from a security camera had surfaced on Wednesday showing a woman being molested by two persons who were riding on a two-wheeler, when she was returning home.
Earlier Thursday, Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara addressed a press conference where he condemned the incident.
“Bengaluru is safe for women and children. Kannadigas do not behave in this manner,” he said.
Parameshwara statement has heightened the interest in the identities of those arrested.
The minister also said he was misquoted by media after reports surfaced that he dismissed allegations of mass molestation.
Bengaluru has been reeling under allegations of mass molestation during celebrations on New Year’s Eve in the city’s arterial MG Road and Brigade Road. While the incident sparked outrage, Police Commissioner Praveen Sood had said on Wednesday that there was no evidence was to substantiate the allegations.