20/02/2017 5:37 PM IST | Updated 20/02/2017 5:45 PM IST

Air Hostess Molested And Injured By Biker In Upscale Bengaluru Locality

The assailant remains unidentified.

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In another instance of violence against women in Bengaluru, an air hostess was molested and injured by a motorcycle-borne assailant on 12 February.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the woman and her friend were returning home at around 10 pm when an unidentified biker started harassing them. The India Today reported that he was wearing a full-face mask. As soon as the women raised an alarm, he fled but ended up tearing the air hostess' dress.

The woman, who was in a state of shock and had also been injured, reported the incident to the police two days later on 14 February. A case has been registered against the biker. The police have not arrested anyone on suspicion and according to the Financial Express, they are not sure if anyone took down the bike's license-plate number.

Crime against women in Bengaluru has been on the rise. On New Year's eve, in what came to be known as a mass molestation, about 1,500 men in the city's M G Road and Brigade Road area sexually harassed women who had gathered there to celebrate and usher in the new year.

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