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Drunk Hindu man barges into mosque, misbehaves with women

The arrested person is identified as Sujith Shetty, 26, a resident of Nitte near Karkala town

Sunday May 1, 2022 11:58 PM, ummid.com with inputs from Agencies

Sujith Shetty

Dakshina Kannada, (Karnataka): A man, who had allegedly misbehaved with women in a mosque in Ullal town of Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district, has been arrested, police said on Sunday.

The arrested person is identified as Sujith Shetty, 26, a resident of Nitte near Karkala town.

According to police, he had barged inside prayer hall for women and misbehaved with several on April 28.

The accused had targeted the women who had come for Leylat al-Qadr program organised at the mosque during the month of Ramadan.

"The accused had held the hand of a woman and dragged her", police said.

The complainant had also mentioned that the accused had lowered his trouser and flashed his genitals. Before the women could react he managed to escape.

According to the Indian Express, Sujith Shetty works as a security guard for the local police, and was suspended after being accused of misconduct with women.

“He has a history of bad behaviour with women. Eight days ago, after his removal, he started working at a bar in Mangaluru. On the day of the incident at the mosque, after working hours, he drank alcohol and went to the mosque", Police said.

The police had lodged complaint under various sections of the IPC including 448 (tresspass), 354 (assault or criminal force to women with intend to outrage modesty), 509 (gesture or act intending to insult modesty of women) and 295 A (deliberate malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings).


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