Five-star hotel staffer held for molesting Canadian woman on pretext of taking selfie inside Mumbai hotel

The woman, a Candian national who works for an event management firm and often visits India, in her complaint alleged that while she was staying at the hotel, the man came to her room and molested her on the pretext of taking a selfie with her

Press Trust of India January 17, 2019 14:26:46 IST
Five-star hotel staffer held for molesting Canadian woman on pretext of taking selfie inside Mumbai hotel
  • Sumit Rao (32), a staff member of the hotel located in Juhu area, has been arrested

  • The Candian national, who works for an event management firm, often visits India

  • The woman brought the matter to the hotel management's notice and then lodged a complaint at the Santacruz police station

Mumbai: A 35-year-old Canadian woman was allegedly molested by an employee of a Mumbai-based five-star hotel during her stay there, a police official said on Thursday.

Fivestar hotel staffer held for molesting Canadian woman on pretext of taking selfie inside Mumbai hotel

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Sumit Rao (32), a staff member of the hotel located in Juhu area, has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident that took place on 5 January. The woman, a Candian national who works for an event management firm and often visits India, in her complaint alleged that while she was staying at the hotel, the man came to her room and molested her on the pretext of taking a selfie with her, the official said.

According to police, the woman brought the matter to the hotel management's notice and then lodged a complaint at the Santacruz police station on Monday.

The accused was arrested on Tuesday and booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty) and 354 (d) (stalking), he said.

A probe was underway into the case, he added.

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