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Wednesday, October 20 2021


Bengaluru: Bank officials harassed for dropping Muslim colleague home, two held

Bengaluru: Bengaluru Police arrested two Muslim youths on Sunday September 19 for harassing two bank officials. The incident occurred when a 35-year-old woman got late at work and requested her male colleague drive her home. The duo was riding their bike around 9.20 pm when two youth followed and stopped them in the middle of their journey.

The woman belonged to Muslim community and was wearing a burqa. The two Muslim youths approached her and began questioning about why the man was riding with the woman.

The lady’s family was aware that she was travelling with her colleague and had no objection to it. The youths complained to the woman’s husband about her travelling with a Hindu man, and the husband said he was aware of it and knew the colleague.

The miscreants forced the woman to get down from the bike, booked her an auto, and sent her home.

Meanwhile, they allegedly assaulted and abused both the bank officials. The incident was caught on video and posted to social media. The woman filed a complaint with the Police, who immediately responded and gathered CCTV camera footage from the incident’s surrounding areas and traced the phone number.

The Police tracked down the miscreants and arrested them. Sources state that they are being interrogated.

“Acting swiftly, Bangalore Police has identified and secured two accused persons for assault on a bike rider traveling along with a woman of a different faith. A case is registered and firm legal action is initiated,” tweeted Bangalore City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.

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