Airline executive sexually harassed

A 27-year-old woman executive with Air Mauritius was sexually assaulted by her senior manager at a hotel room in Bengaluru on November 18.

The woman lodged a complaint with the Cubbon Park police, who arrested and jailed the man.

The man has been identified as Rajesh Busgeet (55), a resident of Chennai and the regional manager-South India, Air Mauritius, police said.

The police said the incident happened around 9.30 am at Nandhini Paradise hotel close to the Air Mauritius' Bengaluru office on St Mark's Road.

Busgeet had flown in from Chennai to conduct a seminar for his Bengaluru office staff at the hotel, where he was staying.

Soon after breakfast at the seminar that began on Saturday, Busgeet asked the female executive to come to his room as he wanted to discuss some work-related matter with her.

When the woman entered the room, he held her and tried to kiss her, but she pushed him aside and hurried out.

She later related the incident to her colleagues, who were left troubled as the man in question was their regional head.

However, by afternoon, the woman mustered courage and lodged a complaint at the
Cubbon Park police station.

Police booked Busgeet under IPC Section 354(A) sexual harassment including unwelcome advances or gestures or sexually coloured remarks. As the offence is bailable, the manager secured bail and returned to Chennai, a senior police official said.

Busgeet will present himself when the court hearings initiate, the officer added.

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