Railway official accused of sexually harassing top sprinter

Last Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 15:34

Muzaffarnagar: Police has registered a case against the former coach of a top sprinter for allegedly sexually harassing her, officials said on Thursday.

Anu Kumar, who is also a railway official, allegedly harassed 24-year-old Priyanka Panwar, an athlete, and threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed the
matter to anyone, they said.

An FIR was lodged by the victim`s father here yesterday, accusing Kumar of harassing his daughter.

The FIR has been registered under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) / 509 (intent to insult the modesty of a woman) /
504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Panwar is a top sprinter and was in the reserves at the Commonwealth Games in the 4x400 metres women`s relay.

The accused also holds a post at the Athletic Federation of India.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 15:34

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