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Kozhikode sexual assault: Kerala Police arrest man after video of him harassing woman goes viral

Kozhikode: A 33-year-old man was on Sunday arrested on the charge of sexually harassing a woman in a deserted lane last week after a video of the incident went viral on the Internet.

Police said Jamsher was arrested following a search based on the visuals of the incident that occurred on the afternoon of 18 October. He had been booked under IPC sections pertaining to "sexual harassment, assault or criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe and stalking", police said.

Representational image. Getty images

The footage from a CCTV camera installed at a residence in the area showed a man accosting the woman and assaulting her in the narrow lane. After a while, the man was seen fleeing the spot and the victim was seen chasing him.

After the video was circulated on social media, police registered a case and arrested Jamsher after a probe.

The woman was sent for medical examination, they added.

Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017 08:13 AM

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