Bengaluru: Iranian woman sexual harassment victim


Bengaluru – n a case of sexual harassment A 25-year-old Iranian woman employee has accused the director of a travel company of outraging her modesty.

In a complaint, she has charged the director with firing her in just 10 days of joining the company for not “cooperating” with him.

The woman completed masters in tourism from a Bengaluru college, and obtained work visa after she received a job offer from Puthedan Holidays, Jayanagar, on July 25.

The company had promised to compensation the visa fee and ticket, and pay advance salary. She joined on Sept 28.

According to the complaint, the company had organized an event at Kothamangalam in Kerala and the trip was planned for October 14. She opted out as she didn’t feel comfortable with her male colleagues.

She alleged that in the 10 days she worked in the company, the director would grope her. Also, the woman’s complaint said, he had allegedly threatened to write to the Indian embassy in Teheran if she didn’t cooperate with him. After she refused to accompany him to Kerala, the director allegedly terminated her services on October 9.

Police on Tuesday registered a case against the director on charges of outraging a woman’s modesty. They said the Iranian woman has requested the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Officer for permission to stay here till her compensation and the final settlement are paid.

The FRRO sent the petition to the police commissioner, who referred the case to the Jayanagar police. Sources said police will called the director for interrogation soon.