Man arrested for assaulting British national at Bandra club

A 44-year-old Briton, an employee of the British Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, claimed she was assaulted by a man at an upmarket restaurant in Hill Road, Bandra, on Tuesday. The woman and her husband were having dinner with friends at the Yacht Resto Bar and she said the incident happened when she went to the bathroom at around 11.30pm. In her complaint, the woman said she rushed to her table, after which her husband and his friends, with the help of restaurant staff, grabbed the man and handed him over to the police.

Bandra police identified the accused as Ghanshyam Yadav, 35, an MBA holder and employee of a private company. He was arrested under sections 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (assault or use of criminal force against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment in the nature of physical contact and unwelcome advances) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult a woman’s modesty).

Bandra police sources said Yadav is currently in custody. “He was with his friends and misbehaved with the woman,” the source said.

The manager of the Yacht Resto Bar, who identified himself as Padma, told this newspaper: “The man appeared to be drunk and our staff immediately grabbed him when the woman alerted us. He was trying to escape. We called the police and had him arrested.

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Posted: Saturday 07 May 2022, 00:03 IST

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