A 28-year-old software engineer was allegedly molested by a man while she was walking with her friends to work on a busy road in Munnekolala on Monday.

The alleged incident took place near SGR Dental College around noon.

A man allegedly approached her and molested her. She shouted for help and tried to get away from him, but the accused allegedly held her, police said.

When her two friends screamed for help, the accused allegedly pushed her away and fled.

The techie and her friends started chasing him while seeking help from passers-by.

After a long chase, the accused was caught with the help of passers-by.

The techie called the Marathahalli police and explained her ordeal. They rushed to the spot.

Police arrested the accused who was booked for molestation, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman. He has been taken into custody for questioning.

The police said they have intensified patrolling in sensitive areas to ensure safety of citizens, especially women and children.

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