A man was booked by the police in Kerala after a video of him trying to molest a woman in Kozhikode went viral. The video shows him walking ahead of the woman on a desolate street for some distance, after which he is seen trying to molest her and then running back.
As seen from the video, the incident took place in broad daylight.
The accused has been identified as Jamsheer, CNN-News18 reported.
The incident is said to have taken place near Kozhikode's YMCA Road on 18 October, the channel further stated.
In Kozhikode, 109 cases of molestation and 52 cases of rape were registered in 2016, according to a report in The New Indian Express.
In another incident last week, a minor girl was molested by a youth on a street in Mumbai. When the girl tried to object, she was beaten up while the bystanders just watched passively.
The assault took place after the girl asked the accused and his friends not to indulge in loud arguments. The girl was repeatedly beaten, after which she suffered a fractured nose. The incident was captured on CCTV.
According to a police official, the incident took place in the eastern suburb of Chembur at 7 pm, when the victim was going to her class with a friend.
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Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017 06:48:10 IST