Beautician alleges client let dog loose on her,refused to pay

A beautician,who has been accused of assaulting a 20-year-old student in Chittaranjan Park following a dispute over payment for her services,has filed a counter-lawsuit alleging that the client and her mother had let their dog loose on her when she asked for the money.

Written by Shalini Narayan | New Delhi | Published:August 9, 2012 2:08 am

A beautician,who has been accused of assaulting a 20-year-old student in Chittaranjan Park following a dispute over payment for her services,has filed a counter-lawsuit alleging that the client and her mother had let their dog loose on her when she asked for the money.

The complainants filed a case against her on January 5,alleging they called the beautician to their home in Gangotri enclave,but she charged more than the market rate for the same service. She also refused to give a receipt for her services,they said.

“When the complainants asked for the bill,the beautician threw a fit,bit the student’s left hand several times and locked herself up in a room. She threw make-up items and perfume bottles,and created a ruckus,” a senior police officer said.

But on Tuesday,seven months after the incident,the beautician moved the Saket court and filed a counter-case.

She alleged that she was called in the morning and told that her services would be required for the student who was apparently to leave for the UK the next day. But the complainants kept postponing the appointment and,finally,she was asked to reach the place at 10 pm,with the promise that she would be dropped home.

“After I completed the beauty treatment,the clients refused to pay the amount that was agreed upon prior to the appointment. When I insisted,they threatened to disfigure my face. Then they pushed me into a room and let their dog loose on me,” she alleged in her complaint.

After struggling for a while,she said,she managed to run to another room and lock herself inside. From there,she made a PCR call and informed her father about her condition,she claimed.

The beautician claimed that the police initially refused to listen to her and arrested the beautician.

Police said the beautician had to be administered first aid at a local hospital.

The officer said: “We have registered a case under Section 342 (wrongful confinement),323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (common intention) against the mother and daughter,who were the original complainants in the case.”

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