Woman accuses police inspector of sexual harassment, files complaint

Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS): A 39-year-old woman has filed a complaint against a Police Inspector in the city accusing him of sexual harassment.

In a complaint with Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant, the woman claimed that the accused allegedly asked her to bribe him or gratify him physically, police said on Thursday.

The allegations are being made against Inspector Vasanth Kumar, attached to Hennur police station in Bengaluru. According to the complainant, the inspector allegedly took advantage of her situation when she went to lodge a complaint against her tenant on January 13.

Vasanth Kumar

The woman reportedly went to the police station after being attacked by her tenant and her family members. Though she suffered injuries, her complaint was not registered by the inspector. Later, she was called to the inspector's chamber and given two options, the complainant alleged.

"Inspector Vasanth Kumar asked me to either pay Rs 5 lakh to him or oblige to his requests of sexual favour whenever he wants. He said that if she agreed to his demands he would help her," she alleged.

She has explained that the Inspector had abused her verbally after she refused to give in to his demands. The victim said that Inspector threatened to get at least 10 complaints lodged against her and also lodged an FIR against her. She maintained that bail was obtained with great difficulty in that case.

"After obtaining the bail, the accused inspector would call me to the station. He would take me to his chamber and force me to accept his offer. He used to hold my hand and drag and say that he wanted me at any cost. I suffered the torture for a long time," she said in the complaint.





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  • R. Gopinath, Falnir, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    FIR filing should be made online, centralised and serial numbered with date and time all automatic like What's App messages. Presently, the local station house officer decides whether to register a FIR or not, hence all sorts of corrupt practices is in vogue.

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  • Francis Martis, Barkur, /USA

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Law Enforcement- Police Dept needs to revamp the whole system. Higher officials need to go to Europe and USA and see how they are working. Home Ministry is totally useless, they live on 50 years older system. Time for a change, a total change.

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  • Anand A, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    What category this case comes under, Love Jihad or Anti-national. A woman approaching a male officer alone over and over again is imprudent.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Very sad to read this article. No words to say except sincere prayers for the victim.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Police reforms is long overdue. 1. Digitalisation is a must. Wherein complaint can be filed through online without going personally, time lines fixed to complete investigation, register FIR etc should be established. 2. Training to police with new technology and innovative investigation methods needs to be implemented. 3. CCTV needs to be put at all police station which needs to be controlled from different office. 4. Criminal law system should be updated. We are still following very old laws. Police should be educated with laws.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Law enforcement agencies have become more notorious than the underworld; one should never have the misfortune to go to them for help!

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    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    My only request is .... BETI PADAO, BETI BACHAO .... If this slogan is true to its meaning, the CM should interfere and suspend the Officer till the investigation is over. Lets see if there is any substance in Political slogans.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    as the CD fame blue JP is ruling all the khaki, khavi and khadi are harassing women big time...time to kick this govt out..

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    In the picture above, it seems he is sitting with a medal/award in his hands!!!

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Going to a police post to make a complaint was introduced during the East India Company's days. At that time, the only technology available for communication was human presence. Since then telephone, radio, and now Internet are available. Isn't it amazing that India refuses to move forward to the 21st century when it comes to lodging a police complaint! And then the Government Ministers claim "India has been teaching morality and culture to the rest of the world since the last 5,000 years"!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    The condition that government permission is required to prosecute government servants including police, should be removed.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Inspector has the upper hand with the tenant hence divide the booty with 50% clean cut or else take a U turn.

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