CHENNAI: The Flower Bazaar All Girls Police have booked a 59-year-old athletics coach of a sports activities academy beneath provisions of the POCSO Act for allegedly sexually harassing younger trainees. The motion was taken in opposition to the person, who can also be an worker of the Items and Companies Tax division, primarily based on a criticism lodged on Friday by a lady aged about 19 years.
Nevertheless, police sources mentioned the accused was admitted to the Authorities Royapettah Hospital on Friday for remedy after consuming sleeping tablets. Quoting the complainant, police sources mentioned she was skilled by the coach from 2013 to 2020, throughout which she was allegedly sexually harassed a number of instances within the title of unique physiotherapy classes.
As she refused to cooperate, the coach discontinued her coaching and issued loss of life threats to her and her household, the sources mentioned. They added the woman stayed silent on the difficulty as the person threatened to destroy all alternatives she would get. Because the coach continued to defame the woman within the circle, her mother and father despatched her to different districts for coaching, the police mentioned, including that the accused allegedly harassed different women as properly.
An workplace bearer of the Tamil Nadu Athletic Affiliation had informed Specific that the affiliation had acquired an analogous sexual harassment criticism in opposition to the coach in February this yr and the coach denied the allegations. The police have urged different victims to achieve out to Deputy Commissioner (Crimes in opposition to Girls & Youngsters) H Jayalakshmi on 9444772222. The identification of the complainants can be protected, they added.
The police have urged different victims to achieve out to Deputy Commissioner (Crimes in opposition to Girls & Youngsters) H Jayalakshmi on 9444772222