A CCTV footage of a mob running amok and attacking with stones the policemen who prevented them from allegedly harassing a woman on New Year eve in city’s Mukherjee Nagar area has emerged, in a rerun of a similar incident in Bengaluru.Almost 1200-1500 students have been questioned till now in connection with the incident, police said.
The incident happened near Batra Cinemas after two men in yellow and blue jackets respectively, tried to pull a woman riding pillion on a motorbike being driven by another man, police said.The policemen present on the other side of the divider there cautioned the two men, who appeared drunk, against indulging in hooliganism, police said.
The CCTV footage shows the incident occurred between 11-11.15 PM on December 31.
“The two men fled after the police intervention. Police tried to explain to a few youths standing there that they should celebrate New Year but not at other’s peril. They should not misbehave with women who are passing through the area,” said a policeman who was present on the spot.After the two men fled, a large group of students came and they allegedly started pelting the policemen with stones, police said, adding they had to take shelter in a police booth.
Mukherjee Nagar is a hub for students who prepare for competitive examinations– like UPSC, banking and others– and it is suspected the two accused and the mob were students staying in the area.
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