Mangaluru, Jan 21, 2021: The city police have arrested a Kasargod resident named Hussain (41) in connection with the recent incident wherein a young woman was harassed in a private bus. The woman who was on her way to Pumpwell from Derlakatte had narrated her ordeal in a social media post which was even accompanied by a photo of the harasser.
Speaking to media persons at his office here on January 21, Thursday, City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar said the Department would try to find out if the accused was involved in similar offences elsewhere.
He praised the young woman who showed the courage to raise the issue on social media and subsequently lodged a complaint and also thanked Dr Vidya from Aloysius, who is also part of Moms of Mangalore for standing in support of the victim.
On this occasion the Commissioner felicitated the young woman who was courageous enough to lodge a complaint and even presented a reward of Rs 10,000 to the police team which nabbed the accused.
A police team led by DCPs Hariram Shanker, Vinay Gaonkar, ACP South Ranjith Kumar and other police personnel were part of the operation.
The young woman who was the victim of harassment in the case, had recently suffered a fracture in her leg in a bike accident.