A 22-year-old youth, identified as Sizil from Madikeri’s Kattale Kaadu, has been arrested by Karnataka Police for engaging in indecent acts within the premises of a women’s hostel at a medical college in Kodagu district’s Madikeri city. The accused had allegedly been regularly coming on his bike to the hostel, where he would harass the women and engage in inappropriate behavior, causing fear among the residents.
The college students, outraged by the incidents and the lack of police patrolling, staged a protest demanding the arrest of the accused. CCTV footage captured the disturbing acts, and the students have called for the apprehension of others seen in the footage as well.
The students had previously complained about such incidents, but no action was taken. The college administration had promised enhanced security measures. The students also pointed out that the isolated road leading to the hostel made them vulnerable to harassment.