On Thursday, the Bangur Nagur police arrested a man and his friend for allegedly molesting a 24-year-old Canadian woman. The two had befriended the woman and a friend of hers at a pub.
According to Hindustan Times, the incident took place on Wednesday night when she and her male friend were visiting the accused house. The Canadian woman and her friend have been in India for the past one month, and had met the accused at a pub in Bandra. The accused has been identified as Amardeep Singh Chaudhary (29) and Sahib Singh (40).
A police officer told the leading daily, “The accused met the woman and her friend at a pub in Bandra. They were living in a hostel in Bandra (West) and are tourists in the city. After befriending the duo, Amar invited them to his house in Bangur Nagar to spend some more time together. They accepted the invitation and accompanied him from Bandra to his house. They left Bandra at 1 am. They met a friend of Amardeep, Sahib Singh, 40, at the flat in Bangur Nagar.”
The woman and her friend decided to stay over at Bangur Nagar flat, and after which she went to sleep in one of the rooms. While she was sleeping she realised that someone was touching her inappropriately. The woman immediately raised an alarm after which her friend rushed to help. After the incident, the woman and her friend immediately went to Goregaon police station on Thursday morning from where they were accompanied to Bangur Nagar police station by an official.
The police after investigating the matter have registered a case under section 354 (punishment for molestation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and they charged Chaudhary and Singh with molestation, after which both the accused were arrested.