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Mumbai: Cosmetic surgeon arrested for molesting reporter
January 12, 2008 19:32 IST
A cosmetic surgeon was arrested for allegedly molesting a 20-year-old reporter working in a private news channel inside his clinic in a Mumbai suburb on Saturday.
Vijay Sharma asked the girl to come to his clinic, located at Khar, after the reporter, working on a story on cosmetic surgeries, had contacted him some days ago to know about a specific treatment procedure.
"Sharma, who has two dispensaries, called her at his clinic in Khar and gave the necessary details to the girl. When she went ahead to thank him by shaking hands, he kissed her," said a senior police officer of the Khar police station.
A cameraperson accompanying the girl was standing outside the consulting room when the incident occurred. Sharma allegedly also passed some lewd remarks after the act, the officer said.
The girl fled from the clinic immediately and was shocked to receive a call from Sharma threatening her against telling anyone about the matter, claiming he was a very 'influential' person.
A complaint was filed with the Khar police station immediately and Sharma was arrested under Sections 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.