FIR against Aires Rodrigues for sexual harassment

Mapusa, Nov 28 (TOI): Social activist Aires Rodrigues was on Monday night booked by police for alleged sexual harassment, defamation and insulting the modesty of a woman.

The FIR was registered based on a complaint by a woman from Siolim constituency who said the accused generated posts on Facebook and WhatsApp regarding an alleged sex scandal involving a politician and also posted her pictures in a bid to link her to the scandal.

"Due to the series of sexually-coloured WhatsApp posts, the modesty of the complainant was outraged, and also due to the circulation of posts and photographs on social media, she was defamed," the FIR said.

The complaint is registered under Section 354 (A) (iv) (act of making sexually coloured remarks), Section 509 (words, gestures or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Section 500 (defamation) of the IPC.

The complainant, who is a housewife, said that because of the posts on social media, she was not able to move out of the house as her image had been tarnished. She also said that due to the act, her family was disturbed and that her modesty was outraged.

On Monday morning, she and her husband, questioned the accused in his office about the posts.


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