Updated: November 21, 2014 12:30:05 pm
A manager working at a south Bangalore outlet of a multi-national restaurant chain has been accused by a 22-year-old woman of clicking photographs of her without permission while she was at the restaurant a few days ago. The manager of the outlet is currently absconding.
According to the police complaint lodged by the 22-year-old, the manager at the food outlet took pictures of her and claimed that he was interested in replicating a tattoo he had seen on her thigh.
The manager identified as Vivek Kumar, 28, allegedly committed the transgression on November 2 when the young woman, a student, was at the restaurant with a friend.
According to the police complaint filed recently in the case, the young woman confronted the store manager after noticing him clicking pictures on his phone. When the woman and her friend over powered the manager with the help of other customers and seized his mobile phone they found it contained images of the young woman while she was seated at the restaurant. The manager reportedly claimed that he was only taking pictures of a tattoo the girl sported, which he liked.
The student did not file an official police complaint until this week since staff at the multi-national outlet and others had persuaded her against lodging a complaint. She however filed the complaint after her parents asked to do so.
The Hulimavu police station in south Bangalore has registered a case under the Indian Penal Code’s section 509 against the restaurant for carrying out an act that outrages the modesty of a woman. The offence carries a punishment of simple imprisonment up to one year and a fine.
A few months ago a senior police officer in Karnataka had been booked by the Bangalore police after he was accused of clicking obscene photographs of a woman, a former journalist, while he was seated at an adjacent table at a coffee shop in central Bangalore.
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