In a shocking incident in Bengaluru's third-biggest lung space, Mathikere's JP Park, a 28-year-old man named Shyam N Mariyappagowdar from Hassan, tried to rape a 31-year-old woman in one of the secluded places of the park. What is even more shocking is that the attack happened in broad daylight.
The woman, a homemaker, would regularly go for walks in this park around 11 am. On February 21 too, she was taking her walk when the accused attacked her and pulled her into a secluded patch and attempted to rape her.
However, the woman managed to fight back. The accused, who is a KSRTC bus driver, hurled abuses at her and threatened to kill her if she spoke of the incident to anyone.
But the brave woman refused to let him escape. Fortunately, some of the park’s gardeners came to her rescue, along with the guards.
The accused was beaten up, and the gardeners and guards called the jurisdictional Yeshwanthpur police and handed him over to them. A copy of the FIR is with Asianet Newsable.
Interestingly, the park's timings are 4 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 8 pm. The guards are required to ask walkers and joggers to vacate the park before the mentioned time.