Thursday, April 2, 2015

Domestic help alleges sexual harassment by SC lawyer’s son ; The Hindu web Edition !


Updated: April 2, 2015 05:35 IST

Domestic help alleges sexual harassment by SC lawyer's son

Staff Reporter 

The Delhi Police have registered a case of sexual harassment against the son of a senior Supreme Court lawyer. The case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the man's domestic help at the Vasant Vihar police station on Tuesday. 

According to the police, the woman who had been working at the house of the accused for the last three years has alleged that her employer Kartik (35) had been sexually harassing her for the last three months.

"The woman told us that every time she tried to object to his behaviour or tried to lodge a complaint, he threatened her with his father's authority. His father is a lawyer practising at the Supreme Court, who is currently unwell and has been resting at home after he underwent a surgery," a police officer said.

The officer, however, refused to divulge the name of the lawyer.

The complainant was asked to look after the accused man's father after his surgery. For this, she was required to leave her home and stay at her employer's house to be able to look after his father round the clock.

"During this period the complainant and the accused started interacting and taking advantage of this, the man tried to sexually harass the woman," the officer added.

The complainant hails from South India and has been staying at the accused man's house for the last three months. The accused works at a private company.

The police are now trying to talk to other family members of the accused to get more information.


Source : 'The Hindu' web edition


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