Bengaluru: 2 Northeast journalism students assaulted; 4 accused arrested
Bengaluru, April 24: Two northeast Journalism students were reportedly assaulted in Bengaluru on Tuesday night, April 22.
According to reports, both the students hail from Arunachal Pradesh.
The incident happened at Berlie Street in Shanthi Nagar at around 8.45 pm on Tuesday, when both students, who are said to be cousins, were coming from an ATM and were heading towards their home. [Bangalore shame: Nagaland couple assaulted]
Then, four accused, who were sitting near a shop, allegedly assaulted them by passing lewd gestures and racist remarks. They also manhandled the girl.
One of the victim, Tumken Siram, posted a complaint on Twitter handle of the Bengaluru Police Commissioner M N Reddi, following which an immediate action was taken.
Ashok Nagar Police station filed an FIR and all four accused were arrested on Thursday.
Accused were booked under section 354 of the IPC (assault or criminal force against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty).
Two accused, both residents of Shantinagar, were identified as Afan (19), a PU student in a private college, and Abbas (25), an employee at a floor tiles showroom, as per TNIE report.
Both the students came to Bengaluru in 2013, to pursue their journalism course.
All the four accused persons arrested in the assault on two journalism students frm NE. Vigil over miscreants will b kept in tht area.— Addl.CP. West BCP (@AddlCPwest) April 24, 2015
@BlrCityPolice@dcpcentralbcp@CPBlr ol d officials Thnks! U Guys chnged my perspective towards cops. Quick justice dlivered s promised.Thanks— Tumken Siram (@KaneSiram) April 23, 2015