British national sexually harassed in Amritsar; 6 booked

British national sexually harassed in Amritsar; 6 booked

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PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 15

A British national on Thursday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for early arrest of those who allegedly sexually harassed her when she had gone to a restaurant for having dinner with family friends.

The incident occurred around on Saturday and the police had booked around six persons for molestation and sexual assault on the victim. However, no arrest has been made till now.The victim also demanded murder bid charge against the accused who had assaulted her and her fiance. She fractured her finger in the attack.

Giving details, she said she, along with her fiancé and other family friends, had gone to a restaurant located on Airport Road. She said she was going to washroom when the accused, identified as Sahil Sharma, Saurabh Arora, Sahil Arora, Shikhan Khurana, Ritu Khurana and Gurpartap Sandhu, passed objectionable comments and touched her inappropriately. She said when she objected and called her fiancé, the accused assaulted and injured them. The police have registered a case under Sections 354, 323, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC against the six suspects in this regard while no arrest has been made even after a lapse of four days.

The victim said she would get a complaint lodged with the British Embassy if the police failed to arrest the culprits who were roaming freely in the city. She said she would not leave the city until the accused were arrested.

The police said that Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Sandeep Malik was investigating the case. The victim alleged that the restaurant authorities and the security personnel also did not help them when they were assaulted by the accused rich brats. She alleged they were also not giving CCTV footage of the incident occurred on Saturday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh said investigation was underway in the incident. Appropriate action would be taken once the probe was complete, he added.

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