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Showroom manager booked for molestation

A showroom manager accused of molesting a 20-year-old Northeastern employee on November 6 was booked, on Monday, on the charges of assaulting her with the intention of outraging her modesty, of exposing her to pornographic material and threatening to kill her inside the showroom, reports HT Correspondent.

delhi Updated: Nov 10, 2009 00:01 IST
HT Correspondent

A showroom manager accused of molesting a 20-year-old Northeastern employee on November 6 was booked, on Monday, on the charges of assaulting her with the intention of outraging her modesty, of exposing her to pornographic material and threatening to kill her inside the showroom.

But the police stopped shot of arresting him citing ongoing investigation into the charges as one of the reasons.

The voluntary organisation, North East Support Centre & Helpline, alleged the police did not book the manager under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act under some influence.

"We will take legal opinion and move court to get the accused booked under SC/ST Act as the woman hails from a tribal community in Manipur," said Madhu Chandra, the organisation's spokesperson.

In her complaint filed with the DLF City (Phase II) police station on Sunday, the woman had claimed the manager of the fashion showroom at MGF Metropolitan Mall had showed her obscene photographs on the computer in the store and also molested her.

The manager had denied the allegations.

Investigating officer Krishan Kumar said a case under section 294, 354 and 506 (see box below) of Indian Penal Code has been registered against the manager. "We are now taking statements from other employees," Kumar said.