Mumbai: A medical representative (MR) of a pharmaceutical company has been arrested for allegedly molesting a dentist in her clinic recently on the pretext of exhibiting products of his firm.
According to media reports, police informed that the accused is 22-year old MR, identified as Vikas Sharma, a resident of Kurla (W). He visited the dentist’s clinic based in Dongri to show her some medicines from the pharam. The dentist at that time was busy attending a patient, so the MR had to wait outside her cabin. After he was called inside, the MR made objectionable remarks and then left.
The very next day, the accused visited the clinic again and molested dentist by making obscene statements and unwanted compliments towards the dentist.
Explaining the incident, a police officer informed DNA, “According to the victim, Sharma visited her clinic again the next day. However, this time, he made objectionable comments towards the victim. Sharma started giving unwanted compliments to the victim and kept praising her beauty. He also asked if she was married. Sharma crossed his limits when he asked victim if he could kiss her.”
Annoyed by the MR’s activities, the victim raised an alarm after which the accused ran away. She later filed a complaint against him in JJ Marg police station.
“Sharma returned after a while and again indulged in indecency. The victim then lodged a police complaint lodged after which we contacted the company where the suspect worked and arrested him after we got his details,” the officer further added.
The accused had been booked under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.