Karnataka: Miscreant enters mosque, exposes himself to women praying

In yet another incident of crimes against women in the country, on April 29 a miscreant entered a mosque in Karnataka and allegedly misbehaved and flashed his private parts at women engaged in prayers.

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On Saturday, the Mangaluru police arrested and identified the accused as 26-year-old Sujith Shetty, a resident of Karkala Taluk.

Shetty broke into the Huda Masjid at 2:00 AM when the women were offering Qayam-ul-Layl (late-night prayer) as part of the rituals during the ongoing Islamic month of Ramzan.

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“Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly flashing at two women, who were offering special prayers at Huda Masjid in Thokkotu, today morning,” tweeted news agency ANI.

based on a complaint filed by few women offering prayers at that time, the police arrested Shetty on the following charges under the Indian Penal Code, 448 (trespass), 354 (Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 295 A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).

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