Siliguri, Jan.14: A youth was arrested in Hakimpara here this evening after he allegedly tried to molest a 30-year-old health department employee who was on her way home after work.
“Around 6pm, I heard people shouting. When I rushed to the spot and inquired, I was told that a youth who was on his cycle had tried to molest a woman. Later local people informed the Siliguri police,” said Amit Das, a resident of Tilak Road in Hakimpara.
Hakimpara is located in the heart of the city and is surrounded by a number of nursing homes. It is close to the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad premises and adjacent to Siliguri Bidhan Market, which is a prime location and one of the busiest areas in the city.
The police have identified the youth as Pankaj Kundu, a resident of Shantinagar, located on the outskirts of the city.
“We have arrested a youth on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim this evening,” said O.G. Pal, the deputy commissioner of police.