Earlier this week, a 22-year-old woman lodged a complaint against her acting class instructor, who tried to molest her under the pretense of ‘teaching’. The instructor is associated with a well renowned acting class from Amboli.
The victim, who originally hails from Ahmedabad, had signed up for a three month course at the school. According to officials from Amboli police station, the victim had been taking the weekend class for the last one month.
In her complaint, the Vile Parle resident told the police that the incident took place on September 11, when the 30-year-old instructor was conducting their regular class. There were a dozen other students present for the class, however most had scattered off to different sections for practicing.
The instructor took her to a secluded corner of the premise under the pretense of practicing. Once alone, he slapped her on her cheek and tried to lift her t-shirt.
The victim was taken aback by the incident, because of which she did not file a complaint immediately. However, she finally approached Amboli police station on September 14 to file a molestation complaint against the instructor.
During investigation, cops were able to verify certain aspects of the complaint from the CCTV footage, like the instructor taking her to the exact spot where the victim claimed she had been taken.
Amboli police have registered a complaint against the accused under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 (a) (making sexually coloured remarks), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of Indian Penal Code.
While further probing is underway, cops are also trying to locate the instructor who is currently absconding.Back to latest news