A 20-year-old girl from Manipur has alleged molestation by the manager of the showroom at a MG Road mall where she worked as a sales girl.
In her complaint with the DLF City police station, the girl has claimed Vinay Yadav (27) took her to the store at the back of the showroom on Friday night and showed her pornographic photographs before molesting her.
Police said a probe has been initiated and both the parties have been summoned to give their statements.
Sumit Kuhar, assistant commissioner of police (DLF), said the decision of filing a case against the showroom manager would be taken only after both the sides were heard.
Madhu Chandra, spokesperson of North East Support Centre & Helpline, said some local influential people were threatening the girl as well as her supporters and pressuring them not to take the complaint forward. The ACP said he has no information about any threat call made to the girl.
A resident of a village near state capital Shillong, the girl has started working at the showroom on October 14 this year. She lives in a rented accommodation with her cousins in Sikanderpur village, MG Road.
In her complaint to the police she said, “Usually we leave the showroom before 9 pm but on Friday the manager, Vinay Yadav, asked me to wait till 9.30. He said he wanted to discuss something with me. Around 9.30 pm, when most of the staff had called it a day, he called me in the back store and started showing porn photographs... and then started to touch me.”
“I... tried to resist his move but he grabbed me and tried to kiss me. I shouted and somehow freed myself and ran away from the showroom.”
She told her cousins about the incident and they advised her to report it to the police. “But Yadav called me up the next morning and threatened of dire consequences if I went to the police,” she claimed.
Yadav denied the allegations.
“She was asked to leave by our seniors on November 1 as she was not performing. Despite this she came the next morning citing poor financial condition and urged me to take her back.”
“I agreed on condition she try to pick up work fast. But on Friday evening I shouted at her for not performing well and she left the showroom in a fit of rage.”