Bengaluru Police have filed the chargesheet against the six accused in the Kammanahalli molestation case.The 164-page chargesheet provides details regarding the course of investigation in the case and how the accused have admitted to their crime.
A woman was allegedly groped and molested by two men on a scooter on the night of December 31 in Kammanahalli area of Bengaluru. The assault was captured by a CCTV camera, and the video went viral hours after the mass molestation incident on New Year's eve rocked Bengaluru.
HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CASE SO FAR:
- The video of the assault is one of the major evidences cited by the police in its chargesheet which was submitted to the ACMM Court on Monday.
- The chargesheet includes statements of 32 witnesses. The prime witness is Prashant Francis, owner of the house where the CCTV camera was installed. Prashant was the first person to be approached by the victim and her friend after the incident.
- The chargesheet also speaks of how the victim, after much persuasion from the police, finally agreed to turn up during the identification parade and identified the accused.
- The victim, who belongs to Mizoram, was invited to the identification parade twice but relented after she was promised police protection.
- In the chargesheet, police have provided a detailed background of the accused and their criminal history. The accused have been identified as Aiyappa (19), Leno (20), Sudesh (20), James (20), Somashekar (24) and George (23). All of them are residents of Frazer Town in Bengaluru.
- On the night of December 31, the victim was on her way home after New Year's celebration when she was attacked by two men on a scooter. The men allegedly groped and molested her. The victim tried fighting them off and even slapped one of them. At this, the molesters pushed her to the ground and fled. The entire act was captured by the CCTV camera installed at Prashant's house.
- The Bengaluru Police filed the case suo moto under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 354A and 354B (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code. Arrests were made in less than 48 hours.