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Despite repeated snubs, Pachauri expressed his ‘feelings’ through poems: Charge-sheet

Despite repeated snubs, Pachauri expressed his ‘feelings’ through poems: Charge-sheet
TERI executive vice-chairman R K Pachauri, accused of sexually harassing a former woman colleague, had written six poems aiming to express his “feelings”, praising the beauty of the victim who he called “cold” for lack of her response.

According to informed sources, Delhi Police in its charge-sheet has said that Pachauri had remained “engaged in sexually-laden conversations” with the victim citing various telephone calls, e-mails, and WhatsApp messages exchanged between the two. This happened despite several messages by the victim that she could not reciprocate his feeling. On March 1, the charge-sheet was filed before a magistrate in Saket court who has posted the matter for April 23 for consideration.

In the charge-sheet, it was mentioned that Pachauri had written six poems where he attributed the victim as a “classical Indian beauty”. The victim had exchanged several messages with him acknowledging what he was writing, but always cautioning him not to assume that she too reciprocated his feelings.

He wrote: “Yet in this poor man’s heart love for her incessantly grows. But she loves me not, a ship I am that she passes by, nothing to me she owes! She’s so cold! Unrequited stays my love and arms empty and bare!” The victim often tried to ignore him or tried to dissuade him, but Pachauri constantly kept sending her messages and e-mails, expressing what he called was love.

The victim in her statement before a magistrate has said that she repeatedly told Pachauri that she had no feelings for him, but the latter kept sharing the poems, expressing his feelings using words like “love sequestered”. 

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