Bengaluru: Techie approaches cops after manager makes sexual advances


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru 

Bengaluru, Sep 16: A 28-year-old software engineer has filed a complaint in Marathahalli police station against her manager for sexual harassment in workplace. 

In her complaint, the woman alleged that her 48-year-old manager identified as Palaniyappa Velumayil, offered her a job in American multinational financial services company in June 2018. He had come across her profile on an online job portal. 

The complainant states that she was offered a decent salary and a good position and hence she took up the job. However, once she accepted the job, the harassment began. Velumagil allegedly started calling her in the night and sent lewd messages. He also proposed to marry her and demanded sexual favours, the techie has stated in her complaint. 


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The woman approached the police, after the manager took her to a restaurant on pretext of buying lunch and misbehaved with her last week. 

A case of outraging the modesty of a woman stands filed against Velumayil. The manager is absconding and the police have launched a search.

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  • Antony, Cochin

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    I feel that the provisions of law are misused here. The techie was on a job hunt. She got a job with a decent pay and position during June 2018. The untoward incident at the restaurant that transpired was pursuant to the messages and calls between the complainant and accused. The complainant should have stopped herself from having conversations with the accused in June 2018 itself rather than prolonging it till September, 2019 which is after 1 year from the day she joined the organisation.

    Roping such circumstances under the purview of a criminal case should not be entertained. Common sense: No one would choose a busy restaurant to commit such a heinous offence. As said by the complainant. He must have invited her so that he could propose. Come on guys... That's not outraging the modesty of a woman. Time to think wisely. You don't file a non bailable complaint against someone for expressing his desire to marry her. As such 354 IPC says using criminal force/assault against a woman so as to outrage her modesty.

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  • Umesh Rai, Puttur

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    Vinasha Kala Vipareetha Buddi!!!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    many MNC companies in Bengaluru are managed by Managers hailing from our neighboring states, these guys harass local employees through different means...they create groupism of their state people and harass the locals...

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  • Hotocean, Jayanagar

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    True, other state people trouble locals... Need to kick back them

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    Does a good job to a female nowadays many problems on her modesty?very difficult to decide.who will believe her?He is absconding.Now she is in trouble.what and where is proof to her saying?.Hope she tells the truth.Nowadays one should varify from all aspects.Hope the police will nab him and file case.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Sep 16 2019

    This is a harsh, brutal, reality, in our society.... women are visualized as sexual objects, on the road, bus, trains, malls, markets, offices, even in the confines of a home..... just about everywhere !!!! Predators, prowl, hoping to snare a lady, even children are not spared, from lecherous men, who stalk with impunity..... women in workplaces, are routinely exploited by colleagues and senior bosses !!!!!

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  • VALERIAN RODRIGUES, UJIRE

    Mon, Sep 16 2019

    STUPID MANAGER IS TO BE PUNISHED CRUELLY.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 16 2019

    The complainant states that Velumagil allegedly started calling her in the night and sent lewd messages. He also proposed to marry her and demanded sexual favours, the techie has stated in her complaint. The the manager took her to a restaurant on pretext of buying lunch and misbehaved with her last week.
    Why did she agree to accept lunch from him, or to lunch with him, if he had already misbehaved with her?
    At least she would have refused any favours from her to prove her integrity.
    Very sorry that women have to undergo such humiliation at work place.

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  • Antony, Cochin

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Totally agree with your point. Why did she even go for the lunch if she was so uncomfortable. This is a false case.

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  • Apoli Alvares, Bajpe , Bahrain

    Mon, Sep 16 2019

    we need new Home minister and Ashok is best choice, Ashok as wast knowledge , hope CM will listen to us and make Ashok as HM ,

    A A
    Bajpe/ Bahrain

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