In yet another instance that shows maximum city and India’s IT hub Bengaluru is not safe for women walking on streets or even inside ofices, an air hostess has been molested by bikers on February 12th near HRBR layout at Banaswadi Police station. According to police an FIR has been registered against unknown people as the culprits are yet to be identified. It is not yet clear if the bike registration numbers were jotted down by anyone. According to reports, the air hostess was approached by the bikers and they groped her that resulted in the woman’s shirt getting torn. The woman was left standing in shock after the assault, before she approached the police to register a case. According to Zee news, the victim and her friend were coming back from a nearby hotel when the incident happened. Further details on the incident are awaited.
This case comes closely in the wake of the murder of of a woman employee inside the Infosys office. The 23 year old victim was brutally strangulated with a computer cord in the conference room of her office located at Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Pak at Hinjawadi Pune. The women was identified as OP Rasila and was a native of Kerala.
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Bengaluru has been witnessing cases of crimes against women since the starting of the year and it seems that the offenders are on a rampage. One of the incidents that had left the entire country in a state of shock was on the New Year’s eve when the thousands of unruly men had gathered on MG Road and had molested the women present on the street- all this when more than 1,000 policemen were deployed for the security of the women. The growing incidents of crime against women show how Bengaluru does not seem to learn from its mistakes.