Six persons were arrested by the Bangalore police on Tuesday for allegedly stalking at a group of women while they were sitting in a car on the MG Road in Central Bangalore on Saturday night.
The group of five women were sitting in their car outside an ice cream parlor on MG Road at 11.30 pm, after a dinner outing, when a group of persons surrounded the car and attempted to gain entry. One of the women showed presence of mind and locked the doors of the car while others clicked pictures on their mobile phones of the stalkers.
The stalkers fled after the women started screaming and honking the car horn drawing the attention of people passing by to their predicament. Police used information from the video recording of the incident on the mobile phone of one of the women to narrow in on the suspects.
The police identified the arrested men as Nagesh, a sales executive, Devaraj, a dail wage earner, Harish and Satish both car drivers, Kiran, a student, and Subramani, a provision store owner. Three of the accused are residents of Hosur in Tamil Nadu. Police commissioner MN Reddi said that the accused had confessed about their crime. The Cubbon Park police have registered a case of stalking and criminal intimidation against the arrested men.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central division) Sandeep Patil said that the incident took at around 11.56 pm on Saturday night. The police used this information to verify the identity of the users of nearly 200 mobile phones in the location at that time and CCTV camera footage for the MG Road to nab the accused.