A 23-year-old woman employee of a renowned five-star hotel in South Delhi alleged that she was molested by a colleague at the hotel premises earlier this week

A case was registered and the accused, Pankaj Sharma, was later arrested. A court sent him to judicial custody on Wednesday.

‘Victim left on her own’

Contrary to reports that the victim was sacked, the hotel management told The Hindu that she had left on her own will and joined another firm. According to the police, there was an argument between the victim and the accused and he slapped her.

“After receiving the victim’s complaint, we registered a case under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC,” said a police officer

The accused hails from Uttar Pradesh and worked as a trainer in the hotel’s gym.