Bengaluru molestation case:Police identify main attacker,arrest 4

The prime accused in the case, along with others, had been stalking the victim for a while before he molested her on Sunday.

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru police Thursday arrested four of the seven persons detained a day earlier in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on New Year’s day in Kammanahalli in the city’s eastern region.

Sources said police have also identified the main attacker in the case as Leno, a youth of the same locality who had been stalking the woman for a while.

Leno, a B.Com student in the city, is among those arrested. The three others arrested in the case are Ayyappa, Raju and Chinnu. According to the police, Ayyappa had waited on a scooter while Leno molested and assaulted the girl around 2.45 am, Sunday. Raju and Chinnu are reportedly part of a group of youths who were stalking the victim and her friend.

All the accused are residents of east Bengaluru and had interacted with the victim in different capacities, police sources said. One is a courier delivery person and the other works at a hotel.The victim, a student hailing from the Northeast, has given her statement, sources said. She has, however, not lodged a complaint with the police.

The incident was captured on a CCTV camera at a house near the site of the attack. Police took up the case on Tuesday night after the CCTV footage was provided by a resident. More arrests are likely in the case, said the police.

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