New Delhi: Police have lodged a sexual harassment case against the Editor (Malayalam) of National Book Trust, Rubin D’Cruz.
The complaint was filed by a Kerala woman, who is now residing in Delhi. The woman, who is married, and the accused have known each other socially, police said.
The woman claimed the incident occurred on October 2 last year.
In a Facebook post narrating the alleged physical assault and her trauma, she wrote, “I have been going through some disturbing times recently. The self-confidence and the trust in people that I had built through the last 25 years or so have been broken from its roots. I saw the real faces of certain people who do ‘Facebook revolutions’ on human rights and equal justice and wear a mask of left-progressive ideas,” she wrote.
Police said they have booked D’Cruz under Section 354 (assault or criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) based on the woman’s complaint.
“The case was registered at Vasant Kunj North police station in February. Legal action as per the law is being taken,” informed DCP (South West Delhi) Ingit Pratap Singh.