Dismissed employee accuses store managers of 'molestation'

Dismissed employee  accuses store managers of 'molestation'

A woman employee at a leading supermarket who was fired for selling expired products to a customer has filed a molestation case against the managers.

The 39-year-old woman, who worked at Big Bazaar’s Horamavu outlet, has charged that two managers — Kiran, 35, and Karthik, 36 — used to “touch her inappropriately and misbehaved with her” several times.

The preliminary enquiry, however, found that the complaint was the fallout of “professional rivalry”.  Police said the woman and her colleague Prashanth had sold an expired product to a customer on March 8.

On the customer’s complaint about the case to the management, Kiran and Karthik checked the CCTV footage to identify the staffer responsible. When it was confirmed that the woman and Prashanth were involved, the managers sacked them on March 26. The woman went on to file a molestation complaint on March 28 against the managers.

Police booked the two men under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty). They were arrested, but released later on bail.

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