Hyderabad: A woman supervisor has lodged a complaint of sexual harassment and stalking against a staffer of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad, on Friday.
The 39-year-old woman, a housekeeping staff supervisor at the NIFT, in her complaint to the Madhapur police alleged that B. Srinivas Reddy, a faculty of NIFT who works in the examination branch, was sexually harassing and stalking her.
“Srinivas Reddy misbehaved not only with me but also with other women housekeeping staff inside his chamber on the campus. He insisted on posting beautiful and young women at his chamber. Many a time, he spoke in a vulgar language with me and asked me to come to his home,” the supervisor alleged.
She alleged in the complaint, “He tried to hold my hand once. There are several women against whom he misbehaved. He touched the women inappropriately and made vulgar comments and outraged their modesty.”
Another woman speaking to the media said, “He (Srinivas Reddy) troubled us a lot. He used to hold our hands and hips. He takes photographs and asks us to close the door while working and insists that only one woman should work at his chamber. He asked me to cooperate with him for a better future of my kids.”
Madhapur inspector Y. Nageshwar Rao said that based on a complaint the police had registered a case against Srinivas Reddy under Sections 354 and 354 D of the IPC and started an investigation....