A police sub-inspector posted at the Mandir Marg police station has been suspended and an inquiry initiated against him for allegedly misbehaving with a 23-year-old woman journalist this past week.

The victim, who works for a national English daily, had called the accused Dharmendra Meena to seek some information regarding a case which he shared. A little later, he called her back on her mobile phone and said something inappropriate and suggestive, said a senior journalist working with the same newspaper.

“She was in trauma for the next few days and reluctant to talk to police officers but did not share her ordeal. However, she broke down on Tuesday and narrated what had happened,” said the journalist, adding that senior officers were informed about the alleged misbehaviour.

A senior police officer from the New Delhi District said that Meena has been suspended after the complaint was received and would remain suspended till a report of the inquiry initiated against him is submitted.