Ex-air hostess alleges sexual harassment by businessmana

A 26-year-old former air hostess has complained to police that she was raped by an Amritsar-based businessman on the pretext of offering her a job with a reputed airline company

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 4, 2013 1:15 am

A 26-year-old former air hostess has complained to police that she was raped by an Amritsar-based businessman on the pretext of offering her a job with a reputed airline company.

A zero FIR has been registered at the Gurgaon police station on Tuesday. The victim,a resident of Gurgaon,alleged that she was raped at a hotel in Nehru Place. The woman,who was employed with a private airline,was laid off a few months ago,police said.

According to police,the woman alleged that she had met the businessman through a social networking site,after which they became good friends. The accused allegedly lured the victim into a relationship by claiming that he would be getting a divorce soon.

Police said,according to the woman,the businessman met her on numerous occasions and they got into a physical relationship.

The woman told police that the businessman told her that he was in the business of importing aviation fuel and he had many contacts in the aviation industry.

“The woman alleged that she last met the accused at a hotel in Nehru Place on April 30. She alleged that he raped her in the hotel room after forcing her to consume liquor. After that meeting,she alleged that the businessman refused to take her calls and started avoiding her. On Tuesday,she lodged a complaint of rape against him at Civil Lines police station,” a police officer said. Late Tuesday,the case was transferred to the Greater Kailash police station in Southeast Delhi.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) P Karunakaran said,“We have got the papers from Gurgaon police. We will investigate the case,” he said.

CONSTABLE HELD ON RAPE CHARGE

New Delhi: A Delhi Police constable was arrested on the charge of raping a 40-year-old woman in a hotel room in South Delhi’s Mahipalpur area.

Based on the woman’s complaint,a case of rape was registered against Constable Anil and he has been placed under suspension,police said. A departmental inquiry has been ordered. According to police,the woman,who hails from Dehradun,was acquainted with Anil. The two reportedly were not on good terms. The woman in her statement told police that she had come to Delhi to attend a religious function. When Anil found out about it,he insisted that they meet. “After a lot of persuasion,the woman agreed and went to meet him,” a police officer said. The constable then took her to a hotel in Mahipalpur and raped her,the woman claimed in her complaint.

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