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Female employee alleges molestation by boss

Gurugram: In yet another incident of molestation occuring in a corporate setup, a woman employee of a UK-based telecom company has accused her boss of molesting her at a corporate party in a Sector 29 bar.

The woman has also alleged that one of her woman colleagues was trying to hush up the matter. An FIR has been registered against the two persons, including the woman being accused, at Sector 29 police station.

In her complaint, the 28-year-old woman has alleged that around 11 pm on May 15, she had gone to the bar's washroom. As she was standing in the queue outside the women's washroom, her department head suddenly came and touched her inappropriately on the pretext of whispering something in her ear.

On the basis of her complaint, an FIR was registered against the two seniors colleagues of the woman under Section 354 (molestation) of IPC at Sector 29 police station on Friday.

"We are investigating all aspects of the case. Action will be taken as per law after verifying facts," said SHO Anil Kumar.

In April this year, police had booked the human resources head of a private company in IMT Manesar after a 28-year-old executive accused the 45-year-old of sexually harassing, molesting and threatening her at the workplace. And in March, a director of an MNC with its Gurugram office on Sohna road was booked for allegedly sexually harassing his former colleague.

Harassment when at official duty hours often comes to bite the Gurugram woman professionals who are employed in a large number in Millennium City's workplaces. On average, there are 40 such cases that get registered annually in City Police stations.

In 2017, there were reports of how a woman professional in an MNC resigned after she alleged that her firm did not take any action against a senior who physically molested her.

Highlighting the challenges some of the women professional when speaking to Millennium Post said that rather than being more brazen in molesting now the culprits are resorting to online abuses.

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