Agency owner molests model

Police rescue her from culprit's rented home, accused on the run

A 17-year-old model from Poland was allegedly molested by a modelling agency owner after she turned down his sexual advances in south-east Delhi’s Greater Kailash. The accused is absconding and raids are on to nab him.

The accused has been identified as Imshan, 25, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir and lives in south-east Delhi’s Kalkaji.

He runs his modelling agency in CR Park and has  rented accommodation in Greater Kailash for models to stay.

The incident came to light on Sunday evening when the victim made a call at the police control room and informed them about her confinement in his rented office-cum-residence in Greater Kailash.

Immediately, police raided the flat and rescued the girl. Police also rescued a Brazilian model from the flat but she did not complain of any misbehaviour.

The victim told police that around two months ago, she came to India from Poland after Imshan approached her for a project.

“After the modelling project concluded in two months, the accused tried to sexually exploit her by offering her another lucrative assignment. She grew suspicious and rejected his advances. At this, the accused began to harass her and molested her,” said a police officer.

The victim said Imshan wanted sexual pleasures from her.

However, on her refusal, he stopped releasing her salary and even refused to give her money to return to Poland. He even threatened her with dire consequences.

Police said they conducted the victim’s medical examination on Monday morning but based on her complaint, a case under sections 354 (molestation), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered against Imshan at Greater Kailash police station.

 “A team has been pressed into service to nab the accused. His possible hideouts are being raided in Uttar Pradesh and Gurgaon. Besides, the concerned embassy has also been informed,” said the officer.

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