Woman allegedly beaten, molested at Delhi hotel

Acting on the information, a police team rushed to the spot and recorded the statement of the survivor.
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NEW DELHI: A woman was allegedly beaten and her modesty was outraged by some bouncers at a five-star hotel in the national capital on Tuesday, an official said.

DCP (New Delhi) Devesh Mahla said around 8 a.m. a PCR call was received at the CP police station from the Belisario club at Shangri-La Hotel, and the survivor had alleged that the owner of the club and some bouncers beat and abused her.

Acting on the information, a police team rushed to the spot and the statement of the survivor was recorded.

“The woman told the police that one Girish, who was not the owner but also a customer, assaulted her and abused her friends at 7:30 a.m. The other friends of the survivor who came to the club were also allegedly beaten by the club bouncers,” the DCP said.

Accordingly, based on the complaint of the woman, a case under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman), and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered.

Meanwhile a statement issued on behalf of Shangri-La Eros had this to say: "Belisario Delhi is not affiliated with Shangri-La Eros New Delhi in any capacity and operates entirely independently."

"We would like to clarify that the incident in question did not occur on our property. The safety and security of our guests are our highest priorities. Shangri-La Eros New Delhi maintains rigorous standards of safety and service to ensure a secure environment for all our guests." said the official spokesperson of Shangri-La Eros New Delhi.”

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