A woman athlete from Wales in United Kingdom has lodged a complaint of harassment against an unidentified person at the Games Village on Tuesday evening.
On Thursday three Delhi Police officers were suspended at the Games Village for dereliction of duty. In the past three days, eight lower subordinates of the Delhi Police have been suspended for misconduct.
“The incident took place in the CWG village at 11 pm when the victim, who is an athlete from Wales, was harassed by an unidentified person.
The man had followed her to her room after she refused to strike an awkward pose for his cell phone,” said a senior police officer.
The police said the man had already clicked three to four pictures of the Welsh athlete with his mobile phone. “She got uneasy when he insisted she pose in a particular way,” the officer added.
The man then reportedly followed the athlete to her room and pleaded that she let him click her photo again.
“When she refused, the man started banging on her apartment door. He only left after the athlete approached her security attaché who accompanied her to Commonwealth Games Village police station. A formal complaint pertaining to the matter was lodged on Wednesday,” the officer said.
Though sources said there was a high probability of the perpetrator belonging to one of the paramilitary outfits or the police in plain clothes after duty, the Delhi Police refuted such claims.
“We are scouring the CCTV footage to identify the suspect. A complaint had been lodged by the Welsh athlete
but she doesn’t wish to pursue the case further. She told us that he was in plain clothes and had accreditation,” said Rajan Bhagat, spokesperson, Delhi Police.