A case has been registered against an editor of the National Book Trust (NBT) for sexually abusing a woman in south-west Delhi last year. The police is investigating the matter.
Delhi Police said on Wednesday that Rubin D’Cruz, the editor of the Malayalam department of the National Book Trust (NBT), has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman.
Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-West), pointed out that Di Cruz filed a case under Vasant Kunj (North) police station under section 354 of IPC (criminal for assaulting or assaulting a woman with the intent to break her modesty). went.
“According to the complainant, the crime took place in October 2020 at Di Cruz’s house. The DPC said that an FIR was registered on February 2 this year after the woman lodged her complaint.
Hindustan Times made a phone call and text message to Di Cruz, a former director of the Kerala State Institute of Children’s Literature, but did not respond.
Investigations revealed that at the time of the crime, a 46-year-old woman hailing from Kerala had come to Delhi and met DiCruz through Common Friends. The alleged sexual abuse took place at Di Cruz’s house, while she went to his house for dinner.
The DCP said the woman alleged that he molested her and held her. The official said Di Cruz has been questioned about the alleged attack, but he has not been arrested. The DCP said that we will file a charge sheet in this matter in a few days.
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