Married woman accuses branch head of stalking, molesting her
A 36-year-old branch head of an insurance company in South Delhi has been accused of stalking and harassing a married woman on the pretext of giving her promotion. The accused is yet to be arrested.
The matter came to light on Tuesday when the woman made a call to the police control room after she was harassed in front of the office staff. She told the police that Amit Dewan, the accused, used to stalk her since the day she joined the company as the Development Manager.
According to the complaint filed by the victim, she alleges that Dewan wished to develop physical relationship with her and when she said no, he molested her several times. He gave her an offer that he will give her a promotion if she agrees to the condition else he will get her transfer done.
“Initially I had verbally complained to the HR department but to no action was taken. I had also written two mails to the HR department complaining about the torture and molestation incidents after which they had assured that they will assign me to work under someone else,” the victim told Millennium Post.
She added that on Tuesday when she reached office, two women who allegedly work under Dewan started fighting with her for no reason while Dewan was recording the act. “Dewan was planning a counter-strategy to save himself, but I ran out of the office and informed my husband and brother about the incident. After they came, I made a call to the police control room who took me to Safdarjung police station,” she said.
A case under the Section of 354 (D) (Stalking) and 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Safdarjung Police Station.