The Bengaluru police arrested a 25-year-old security guard for allegedly sexually harassing a HR professional. The guard identified as Shiva, a native of Assam is accused of behaving indecently with the woman who lived alone in an apartment and tearing her clothes for resisting. The security guard was arrested following a complaint by the woman.
The Bengaluru east division police said that the incident took place on March 7 in an apartment in Baiyappanahalli. The victim who is a native of Kerala approached the police stating that Shiva, who entered her residence on the pretext of repairing electric wires had asked her for a kiss and tore her clothes, molesting her, after she resisted.
The apartment complex witnessed a short circuit at around 10.30 PM on March 7. The security guard who was on duty visited a few apartments to check where the short circuit was and realised that the survivor was alone. He returned to her apartment at around 11.45 on the pretext of checking wires. He managed to gain entry by telling the victim that short circuit was caused by wires in her apartment. As soon as he entered the apartment, the victim alleged that he asked her for a kiss. She reprimanded him and asked him to leave and the accused allegedly tore her clothes and molested her.
Following her complaint the following day, the accused was booked under Indian Penal Code section 354B and arrested.