Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 5
Patiala police has booked a 45-year-old man for stalking and sexually harassing a woman police officer. The stalker is said to have been asking the police officer to be his “girlfriend”.
The accused has been identified as Malkeet Singh of village Swai Singh Wala in Julkan block of the district.
He has been booked under Section 354-A and 354-D of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It has been learnt that the woman police officer was on her way to the police station on a Scooty when the accused followed her for a few kilometres.
As soon as the police officer pulled over, the accused firstly asked for her mobile number, and then said, “Please be my girlfriend”, reads the FIR report.
The accused ran away after the woman officer scolded him.
Station House Officer (SHO) Gurmukh Singh said the accused was on the run while raids to nab him were underway.
Inspector Gurmukh Singh informed that incident took place at around 9 am in the morning when she (woman officer) was on her way to the station.
“The accused is married and has children. He is on the run, but we will catch him soon,” he said.
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