Mangaluru, Dec 12, 2021: The Mangaluru City Police have arrested four people in connection with a moral policing incident. A suo motu case was registered following a viral video of a girl and boy being harassed in a bus. The arrested have been identified as Prakash, Raghavendra, Ranjith and Pavan.
Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar told reporters that over five people were involved in the moral policing incident. The girl, a student of a private college, was travelling in a bus along with the boy from a different faith to Udupi. The girl hails from Udupi while the boy is from Shivamogga.
According to eyewitnesses, the girl and the boy were made to get off the bus, harassed and asked to show their identity cards. The accused have been booked under Sections 354 (Assault of criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation).