Australian molested by tailor in Delhi

A 28-year-old Australian woman was molested allegedly by a young tailor here after he offered her a lift, a senior police official said.

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 22:30 PM IST

New Delhi: A 28-year-old Australian woman
was molested allegedly by a young tailor here after he offered
her a lift, a senior police official said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on Monday night and the
accused identified as Ravi Chawla was arrested yesterday, he
said.

"The victim knew the tailor. So she did not hesitate
when he said he will give her a lift," the official said.

The victim came to India with her husband and had gone
to Chawla`s tailoring shop in Mandir Marg on March 21. Chawla
invited the couple for dinner at a restaurant near India Gate.
The couple are software engineers.

"While they were having dinner, the woman felt tired
and wanted to go back to the hotel. Her husband then tried to
get a radio taxi. However, Chawla offered to take her to the
hotel while her husband stayed back," the official said.

On way, the official said, the complainant claimed
that Chawla allegedly molested her, to which she objected and
asked him to drop her back at the restaurant.

He allegedly pretended that he did not know the route
back to the hotel. However, around half an hour later, he
dropped her back there.

"The complainant then approached police following
which a case was registered and Chawla arrested," the official
said.

According to Delhi Police, a total of 55 rapes have
taken place this year. "This year rape cases have come down by
32.93 per cent and molestation cases are down by 24.79 per
cent," the official said.

PTI