Bengaluru : The Bengaluru police on Thursday arrested four men suspected of molesting a woman in the Kammanahalli residential area on new year’s eve.

City police commissioner Praveen Sood told reporters that all four have confessed to the crime and have been booked under sections 341 (for wrongful restraint), 354A and 354B (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The footage from a private resident’s CCTV showed two men accosting the woman. According to the police, the four men, and two others still at large, stalked the women for four to five days. The plan was hatched by all six, but only the main accused groped her while the others assisted. Three of the four arrested work as delivery boys.

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However, investigation regarding the molestation incidents reported on Brigade road and M.G. Road are still lagging. The police has filed four cases on its own, but has not been able to find strong evidence from security cameras. Sood said the police is going to give notices to news channels and papers “to give us details so that justice can be given to women."

Earlier on Thursday, state home minister G. Parameshwara told reporters that more steps will be taken to strengthen women’s security. The strength of women in the city’s police force, which is about 5% now, will be increased to about 20%, he said.

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