2 acquitted of molestation as complainant turns hostile

  • HT Correspondent, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2014 16:18 IST

After the eyewitness as well as the victim of sexual harassment turned hostile, judicial magistrate Ashish Thathai acquitted two persons who were booked on charges of stalking, criminal intimidation and molestation.

The acquitted are Deepak Thakur, a resident of Sector 45-C, Chandigarh, and Parkash Chand, a native of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.

The UT police had booked the two on February 14, 2013.

According to police sources, the victim staying in a paying guest house in Sector 34-D, Chandigarh, and was working as a counsellor for an immigration consultant.

In her complaint, the victim had alleged that the two accused had stalked her and had passed obscene remarks. The victim had alleged that the accused had been stalking her for about a week. She had said that on February 14, the accused had tried to molest her after stalking her on her way back home.

The case, however, fell flat as the victim failed to identify the accused and denied being molested by them.

Her friend, who was the eye witness in the case, also failed to identify the accused.

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