New Delhi, Jan 12: In yet another shocking incident, a 22-year-old man of Indian origin, working as a software engineer for Google has been arrested for allegedly molesting a US woman in a five-star hotel in National Capital. The accused identified as Anmol Singh Kharbanda met and struck a conversation with the 52-year-old woman at the hotel bar around 10 PM on January 8.
Speaking to news agency IANS, Additional Commissioner of Police BK Singh said,”Kharbanda, a California-based Non-Resident Indian (NRI), met the victim in the lounge and introduced himself to her. He offered her drinks and a smoke in his hotel room. He then took her to his room and groped her. She pushed him away and ran out.”
Perturbed over the incident, the victim locked herself in another room for the entire night. Next morning she went away for a meeting in Jaipur and returned in the evening. After her return from Jaipur, she complained against Kharbanda to the Chanakyapuri police station and hotel security.
“We registered an FIR under Sections 354 and 328 of the Indian Penal Code and got her statement recorded before the City Magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC,” the officer informed the news agency.
Unaware of the legal action against him, Kharbanda was busy in his official work. He visited the Gurugram office (Google head office in India).
“When he returned to the hotel room on January 9 night, the hotel security informed the police and he was arrested,” the ACP added further.
(With inputs from IANS)