A manager at a five-star hotel in Delhi is seen yanking an employee’s saree and dragging her to him in an aggressive act of sexual harassment caught on CCTV camera. The shocking footage from Pride Plaza near the airport has been shared by the 33-year-old woman, who was inexplicably sacked yesterday. The man who assaulted her, the hotel’s security manager, was suspended.
He was arrested today, nearly three weeks after the incident, as the CCTV footage was looped on channels.
The security manager had allegedly also grabbed the woman after she left for home, and tried to pull her into his car twice.
The incident occurred inside the hotel’s CCTV room and was captured by a CCTV camera. The woman alleged that she complained to the hotel’s HR officials, but instead of acting against the security manager, they sacked her. The woman then approached the police with a complaint on August 1.
Police finally arrested the man on Friday after TV news channels ran a video of the alleged molestation. “The accused was arrested on Friday and produced in a court. He was granted bail by the court,” said Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police spokesperson.
The victim, who worked on the front desk of the hotel, has told police that the hotel’s security manager had been pressuring her to establish physical relations with him for quite some time, but she had rejected his advances.
One evening late last month, on her birthday, the security chief approached her and allegedly offered to buy her a gift. When she refused the offer, he allegedly pulled her by her saree in front of another male employee.
The CCTV footage showed the security officer seated on a wheeled-chair suddenly pulling her by her saree. But she managed to keep him away after a brief tussle. When the male employee left the room, the security manager allegedly proposed that she should spend the night with him in the hotel.