A 46-year-old resident of Dadu Majra Colony has been sentenced to three months in jail for harassing his neighbour.
The UT police booked the convict, a plumber by profession, on February 12, 2014, on the charges of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation on a complaint from his neighbour, a woman resident.
Judicial magistrate Ashish Thathai had convicted the accused on the statement of the victim and the identification of the accused. The court has also ordered the accused to pay Rs 2000 as compensation to he victim.
The court held, "Taking into account that the incidence of such offences are increasing, letting the convict go scot-free will give a licence to others to commit such offences and they would have no fear of the law."
The victim, a private firm employee, had accused Anant of harassment for the past three years. She had also alleged that the accused had threatened to throw acid on her, if she failed to concede to his demands of physical intimacy. She claimed that she approached the police after the accused started harassing her 16-year-old sister too.
Claiming to be the victim of a frame-up, Anant pleaded before the court that he had been made the accused due to a financial dispute between him and the victim's father.
"The victim's father had taken Rs 50,000 loan from me and refused to return the money. When I asked for my money, I was falsely implicated," he claimed.