Sex abuse case against library dept director

A 19-year-old student filed a complaint against the director of the department of public libraries, for sexually harassing her while borrowing books.

Vidhana Soudha police registered an FIR and booked Satish Kumar S Hosamani under IPC section 354, for sexual harassment.

The student alleged that on May 3, around noon, she visited the department situated in the fourth floor of the VV Towers and met Hosamani. She wanted to borrow 300 books on B R Ambedkar. Hosamani said that he will provide 500 books, but she has to come alone.

Hosamani made gestures and misbehaved with her following which the victim objected and returned home. She discussed the ordeal with her family before filing a complaint on May 9.

Hosamani filed a counter-complaint against the student, her mother and activists, stating that she had come to him, demanding Rs 5 lakh. If he failed to give the amount, she threatened to file a case of sexual harassment and rape against him, Hosamani claimed.

Later, the victim along with her mother and other women activists visited Hosamani’s office and warned him saying they will get him suspended and even dismissed from his job.

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