The woman, who has been working as a receptionist for the past two years in the Head office alleged that Prasad offered her permanent posting and salary hike on the condition that she "cooperate" with him

A District Forest Officer of State-owned Jungle Lodges and Resorts Limited has been accused of sexually harassing a 30-year-old receptionist working in the head office.

The woman has filed a complaint with the High Grounds police after higher-ups failed to initiate action on her complaints.

The woman, who has been working as a receptionist for the past two years in the Head office in Khanija Bhavan on Race Course Road , alleged in her complaint that DFO K.M.B. Prasad offered her permanent posting and salary hike on the condition that she “cooperate” with him.

Suspecting his intentions, she rejected the offer which reportedly agitated Prasad, who started calling her on her mobile demanding that she meet him outside the office. “He started shouting at me saying I was not thinking practically and not serious on the career growth,” the woman said in the complaint. She accused the official of stating that he would help her to get the job confirmed if she was ready to “cooperate” with him.

The petrified woman tried to ignore his calls on her mobile and even warned him that she would complain to the Managing Director, but Prasad started calling her on board line stating that he would come to her house for dinner.

Notwithstanding her resistance, Prasad continued to call her and passed remarks on her physical appearance, she alleged.

Complaint

Fed up with the harassment, the woman filed a complaint with the Managing Director on December 17 and again on December 20 with a recording of the telephonic conversation Prasad had with her. But, her complaint went in vain.

After waiting for over 11 days, the woman filed a complaint with the High Grounds police, who have taken up a case against Prasad for outraging the modesty of woman on Monday and are investigating.

Jungle Lodged and Resorts Limited Managing Director Anur Reddy was not available for comments despite repeated efforts to reach him.

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