Man arrested in Kerala on sexual harassment charge after video goes viral

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A 33-year-old man was arrested today charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a deserted street here last week after a video of the incident went off the Internet.

Police said Jamsher was arrested following a search based on images of the incident on the afternoon of October 18.

He had been hired in sections of the IPC related to “sexual harassment, aggression or criminal force against women with the intention of undressing and harassing,” police said.

Images of a CCTV camera installed in a residence in the area showed a man who harassed the woman and assaulted her on the narrow road.

After a while, the man was seen fleeing the scene and saw the victim chasing after him.

After the video was distributed on social networks, police searched a case and arrested Jamsher after an investigation.

The woman was sent for a medical examination, they added.