NEW DELHI: In a shocking footage, once again shaming Karnataka's capital city Bengaluru, a group of drunken men is seen stopping a couple and assaulting them brutally.
In a CCTV footage, two young men from the north-east are seen being roughed up and punched by a group of men in Bengaluru on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2017. The video has gone viral on the social media.
The 27-second video shows a group partying in a lane at the city's posh Indira Nagar area when three persons, including a woman, arrive on a motorbike. The bike gently brushes past one of the revellers without causing any visible harm to him. But suddenly, some of the other revellers pounce on the two men, repeatedly hitting them on their faces. The woman, who accompanied the two men on the motorbike, got off the bike and reportedly tried to stop the group. Her efforts, however, go in vain.
As per Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar, the woman on the bike, however, was not attacked physically by the revellers. However, contrary to the Bengaluru top cop's statement, one of the victims later claimed that woman, who had accompanied them, was her sister and that she too was slapped by the revellers.
Following a complaint, the police arrested two of the assaulters whereas three more men continue to be on the run. One of the arrested, identified as Ambreesh has a criminal record. Notably, according to police, they made the arrests after watching the video on the social media and that the bikers (who were attacked) did not report the incident to the police.
The previous year, Bengaluru's New Year celebration was clouded by outrage after many women were molested and harassed by a big mob that went on the rampage in the city's MB Road and Brigade Road, where people had gathered for celebrations. The police had then denied there was any molestation.