Mahalakshmi, a 32-year-old mentally ill woman, was harassed by two men she knew at a race course. Police said the accused took her to a nearby barn on the pretext of giving her a birthday present.
Police said the incident happened around 9pm on Wednesday. “The woman is mentally ill and is playing with children in the area. On Wednesday, he cut his birthday cake at his house at 8pm and then he went to play with the kids. Two people approached her and started talking to her, ”an official said.
The two asked her to come with them on the pretext of giving her a birthday present. “The accused took her to a secluded area near a staple where they allegedly started touching her inappropriately,” an official said, adding that the two allegedly tried to remove her clothes. However, the officer said the accused escaped when he heard someone walking towards them.
Then the 32-year-old went to his house and slept without eating dinner. On Thursday, her sister noticed that she was not her usual self and skipped her meal. “Her 15-year-old sister tried to talk to him, but the woman did not tell her anything because the accused threatened her. However, her sister was able to gain her trust and she later revealed the incident. She even told her the names of the perpetrators,” an official said.
Sister Tardeo then approached the police station and told her mother that she had complained. Police have registered a case under sections 354 (a) (sexual harassment), (b) (assault or use of criminal force on a woman with intent to deny), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (general intent). Indian Penal Code. Both were arrested Friday.
“The woman could not tell exactly what happened. So we sent her for a medical examination, ”an official said.“ We are waiting for the report. ”
The accused were produced in court on Friday and remanded in police custody until February 1.