Couple forced to strip by forest officer in Bengaluru

MERAbikeA couple who were spending the afternoon under a tree in a tourist site near Tumkur, a short way away from Bengaluru, say a forest officer confronted them and told them he would have them arrested for behaving inappropriately in public.

The official later took the woman to a corner where he allegedly stripped her, then he forced the man to also strip and he made them walk a few metres.

The couple tried to escape and was chased by the officer, but they managed to get to Tumkur on their two wheeler, where they reported the incident to the police.

A case has been registered and an investigation is on to identify the so-called officer, who police suspect is someone who was up to mischief.