German woman molested, robbed in Mysuru, Karnataka; culprit absconding
Bengaluru, Feb 22: After the recent horrific episode of kidnapping and assault of a popular actress in Kerala shocked the nation, the molestation and robbery of a foreign national in Mysuru, Karnataka, reiterates the fact that no woman in India is safe.
According to media reports, a German woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed of Rs 2,500 at Chamundi Hills near Mysuru. "A German national was assaulted and robbed of Rs 2,500 on Chamundi Hills last evening," a police official informed reporters on Wednesday.
After the victim approached the police, a case has been registered under various sections of IPC including 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery).
The incident happened when the German tourist was climbing down the steps of Chamundi Hills. According to her statement to the police, an unidentified person passing by grabbed her mobile phone first, then the accused allegedly bit her left cheek and mouth while pushing her down.
The victim managed to escape by kicking her attacker, but he robbed her of Rs 2,500.
The hunt for the accused is on, informed the police.