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Asian Games: Indian gymnast, coach booked for 'harassing' woman player

September 17, 2014 14:51 IST

An international-level gymnast and a gymnastics coach, who are part of the Indian delegation that departed for the Incheon Asian Games on Tuesday, have been booked for allegedly passing obscene comments and making vulgar gestures at a woman player, police said on Wednesday.

(This image is used for representational purposes only)In a complaint lodged with the Delhi Police on Tuesday, the trainee-level woman gymnast has alleged that the coach and the player passed vulgar remarks about her clothes and made indecent gestures towards her on September 2 during a practice session at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

The duo, who left for the South Korean city on Tuesday, will be questioned in the first week of October after they return to India.

"The coach and the gymnast, who have already left for Asian Games 2014 beginning on September 19, will be questioned in the first week of October when both are likely to come back to India," Additional Commissioner of Police (Central) Alok Kumar said.

A case has been registered against them under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at IP Estate police station.

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