Bengaluru Police arrested man for taking photos of woman without her permission

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Bengaluru: A businessman had taken photos of a woman on Bridge Road without her permission when she was walking with her husband on Saturday night. The accused was arrested by the Ashok Nagar police from Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh.

The accused, Mahipal Reddy, 36 had come to Bengaluru for work and decided to visit Brigade Road. The police said that he was intoxicated when he approached a software engineer and his wife as they passed by. He began following the couple and started taking photos of the woman with his mobile phone.

On seeing that she was being photographed the woman alerted her husband who confronted Reddy and demanded that the photos be deleted. The accused locked his phone and refused to do so. Meanwhile a crowd had gathered around them, and one of them alerted the police.

On the complaint filed by the woman’s husband, the accused was charged for sexual harassment, criminal intimidation and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace. He has been remanded in judicial custody.

 

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