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Facebook friend booked for sexually harassing, stalking airline employee in Gurugram

Vikram Nehra, station house officer(SHO), Palam Vihar police station, said that the accused had booked a room at the hotel, and after taking her to the room, he allegedly molested her.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 18, 2018 05:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
Gurugram,Gurgaon,Sexual harassment
The woman said in her complaint, that the accused had been stalking her since the incident and even followed her when she left from her house in Dwarka.(Representative Photo)

A woman staffer, who works for a private airline in New Delhi, lodged a complaint, on Thursday, against a man she had met on a social networking website, for allegedly sexually harassing her, after luring her into a hotel room, said the police.

According to the police, the woman, in her mid 20s, a resident of Chandigarh, met a man from Kanganheri, Delhi, on Facebook about seven months ago. After a brief period of courtship, they exchanged numbers. The woman even went to Mumbai to attend a birthday party of the man’s relative, said the police.

According to the police, on May 3, the accused picked her up from a metro station in Dwarka, Delhi, and took her to a hotel on a motorcycle around 2 pm in Palam Vihar, Gurugram, on the pretext of taking her to a restaurant.

Vikram Nehra, station house officer(SHO), Palam Vihar police station, said that the accused had booked a room at the hotel, and after taking her to the room, he allegedly molested her.

In the FIR filed at the Palam Vihar police station, the victim stated that she had hid in the bathroom. But the accused managed to enter the bathroom using a duplicate key and tried to force himself upon her.

“The accused tried to smother me and threatened to kill me. He told me not to inform anyone about the incident. Later, I returned to Dwarka by taking an auto rickshaw,” said the woman in the police complaint.

The police said that after the incident, the accused repeatedly tried to contact the woman over her phone, promising to marry her if she maintained a ‘sexual relationship’ with him. .

The woman said in her complaint, that the accused had been stalking her since the incident and even followed her when she left from her house in Dwarka.

A case was registered on Thursday against the man under sections 354 A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 354 D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, said police. The accused is yet to be arrested.

First Published: Aug 18, 2018 05:30 IST