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An African woman was allegedly molested by a 30-year-old man in an institutional quarantine centre in Bengaluru.

Police have arrested a man identified as Jaishankar on Monday, who allegedly sexually assaulted the woman in HSR Layout institutional quarantine centre, Bengaluru Southeast DCP Joshi Srinath Mahadev said.

Jaishankar was arrested under IPC Section 354, which deals with outraging the modesty of a woman.

The victim, a student in Mumbai, was put on institutional quarantine on arriving in Benglauru.

When the woman was going into a common bathroom on Friday, Jainshankar, also from Mumbai, grabbed her.

Following this, the woman punched him in the face and he apologized but again sneaked into her room and misbehaved with an Indian woman who was also staying there.

The women raised an alarm and approached the police, leading to Jaishankar’s arrest.

After the incident, the African woman who had come to visit her sister in Bengaluru was shifted to another quarantine centre which operates on a paid basis.

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