Two youths have been arrested for allegedly molesting a 25-year-old reporter at Bendoorwell on Sunday night.

Around 9 p.m., when the reporter was heading home, Jackson D’Cunha (20) and Denver D’Souza (21), unemployed youths of Naguri allegedly followed her on a bike. When they tried to molest her, the woman shouted for help, said the Mangalore East Police.

This attracted the attention of passers-by and the duo attempted to flee. They were caught at the entrance of the narrow lane (being a dead end, this was the only way out) and were taken to the police station at Kadri.

The two have been booked under IPC 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), IPC 341 (wrongful restraint) and IPC 34 (act done by several persons with a common intention).

The two have been remanded in judicial custody till December 16.

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