Five persons were arrested in connection with molestation of an actress on December 31 night in the southern part of the city, police said Tuesday. Police arrested the five from different parts of the city late last night on the basis of the complaint lodged by the actress. The five were accused of molesting her near a pan shop on Prince Anwar Shah Road under Lake Police Station limits on the night of December 31.
They were booked under IPC Sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), and others.
The five — Sheikh Surajuddin (26), Sheikh Sahiluddin (20), Amanda Mondal (21), Goutam Naskar(32) and Biswajit Das (30) — were residents of Charu Market and Lake Police Station areas in South Kolkata. A four-wheeler was seized from the accused persons.