Man arrested for harassing woman in burqa over interfaith Friendship

03:55 PM Aug 28, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Karnataka Police have taken into custody a man suspected of verbally abusing a woman wearing a burqa due to her association with a friend from a different faith.


The individual in question has been identified as Jakir Ahmad, a resident of Bangarapet situated in the Kolar district. The East Cyber Economic and Narcotics (CEN) Police Station has formally filed a case against Jakir Ahmad in connection with the alleged incident.

Following due legal procedures, the accused has been remanded to judicial custody.

The accused had waylaid the bike and created a ruckus in a public place. He had objected and questioned the woman for travelling with the youth who was not a Muslim and asked her to remove the burqa.

The incident took place on Saturday at a public place and the video was taken by local people. The investigations revealed that the biker and woman were known to each other.


The victims had gone to attend an interview together on the bike and after giving the interview were returning. Her friend was dropping her back to the house.

The accused had come to visit his sisters living in Govindapura locality of Bengaluru. The Congress government had warned of strict action against any moral policing cases in the state. Further investigation is on.


(With IANS inputs)



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