Saw Crowd Try to Grope, Harass Women, says man present during Bengaluru NYE celebration

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A Bengaluru man is preparing to file a police complaint alleging that his wife was molested during the New Year’s Eve celebration last night.

An unruly New Year’s Eve crowd in Bengaluru fell all over the girls gathered to welcome 2018 and harassed them, a man present on the streets and whose wife was allegedly molested last night told India Today.

The husband’s account of what happened in Bengaluru on New Year’s Eve came hours after reports of a woman being harassed and molested around the Brigade Road area surfaced.

The husband, while speaking to India Today, spoke of how the crowd started misbehaving with women celebrating New Year’s Eve as soon as the clock board at the Brigade Road circle started counting down the last few seconds of 20178.

“The moment the countdown started the crowd over there (Brigade Road circle) intentionally started falling on girls,” the man told India Today. “They were trying to pull the women’s pants and put their hands inside their clothes.”

The unruly scenes were witnessed right next to the Brigade Road circle, the man said, where the police were trying to control the crowd.

He did not go into the details of what happened with his wife but said that he was forced by the police to leave the area and that he plans to lodge a formal complaint. His wife is “tormented”, he added.

Earlier, IndiaToday.in had reported that there had been no complaint filed even as reports of a woman getting molested in Bengaluru on  New Year’s Eve did the rounds today.

Incidentally, the Bengaluru Police had put in place tight security arrangements for last night’s celebrations. The arrangement was seen as a move to avoid a repeat of last year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations when a large number of women were groped and molested around the Brigade Road and MG Road areas in Bengaluru.

This year, the cops promised strict action against anybody “creating a nuisance” in pubs, bars, and restaurants, and used drones to keep a watch over the New Year’s celebration in Bengaluru.

Source:-indiatoday.intoday.in

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