Food delivery staff in Pune: Food delivery staff arrested in Pune for allegedly assaulting a girl

Police arrested a 40-year-old man food delivery staff for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old student in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, an official said on Tuesday. The incident happened on September 17 in Kondhwa area after the engineering student ordered food from a restaurant through an online food aggregator app.

“After delivering the parcel to the woman at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, the accused – Raees Sheikh – asked for water to drink. While drinking water, I struck up a conversation with the woman and asked her for details about her hometown and her university,” a Kondhwa police station official said.

The accused told the woman he was like her uncle and asked her to tell him if she wanted anything. He also messaged her on the phone, but immediately deleted it, the official said.

“The staff then asked for another glass of water and when the woman gave it to him, he allegedly held her hand and assaulted her,” the official said.

“When the woman raised the alarm, the accused tried to run away but people from the housing company grabbed him and handed him over to the police,” he said.

The woman then approached the police and filed a complaint.

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The accused was arrested and convicted under sections 354 of the Indian Penal Code (outrageous modesty of a woman) and 354-A (sexual harassment), the official said.

He was later released on bail, police added.

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