B’luru police fail women again, deny help to techie in distress; give priority to netas
Bengaluru, May 22: While television studios were busy dissecting the Karnataka Assembly elections and results, the repeated pleas for help to the Bengaluru police by a young techie, who suffered two attempts of sexual assaults on a single night, went unheard.
This story went out of the radar of the media till Tuesday, almost 13 days after the 23-year-old victim underwent horror of groping and attempt to rape by two separate gangs of miscreants, till Bangalore Mirror decided to write about it.
According to Bangalore Mirror report, both the incidents happened in Bengaluru's posh locality, Indiranagar, on May 9. On the faithful night, the victim and her friend on their way home after dinner met a group of goons who groped the woman.
When they approached the police at the Jeevan Bhima Nagar police station to file a complaint about the incident, police officials refused to do so saying they were busy with "election duty".
The duo was asked to come back the next morning to file their complaint. Left without any help when they were returning home, again another gang kidnapped the woman and tried to rape her in a playground. Thankfully, passersby heard her screams and rescued her from the clutches of the rapists.
Again, when they approached the Jeevan Bhima Nagar police station, the police reacted in a similar manner refusing to register their second complaint too on the pretext of being busy with "election duty".
Finally, a complaint was lodged after the victim approached the police commissioner but seven days after the two horrific incidents happened to the techie. You can read the entire Bangalore Mirror report here.
This is not for the first time when the Bengaluru police behaved callously when it comes to women safety. During the New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2016, Bengaluru witnessed mass molestation on the bustling MG Road and Brigade Road. The role of police was also questioned at that time as a lot of police personnel were caught being silent spectators to the entire horror.