Store staffer held for sexually harassing colleague

Store staffer held for sexually harassing colleague

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The city police have arrested an employee of a top furniture showroom for groping and sexually harassing a woman employee.

The accused, Shanta Kumar, is a resident of Banaswadi and was working at the showroom at HRBR Layout.

Following a complaint filed by the woman, Kumar was booked under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and arrested. He was later remanded in judicial custody.

According to the 27-year-old victim, on Friday, around 2.45 pm, when she was in the showroom kitchen, Kumar came in unannounced and manhandled her, touching her private parts. She managed to escape from the kitchen, and went on to file a complaint with the police.

On several occasions, Kumar has touched her inappropriately and misbehaved with her, despite her warning that she would file a complaint, the victim told the police.