In an appalling incident, a 25-year old woman employee who worked in a unisex salon was allegedly beaten up by her employer and his friends over a salary dispute.
An alleged video of the incident went viral on social media. In the video, the suspects are seen kicking the woman and pulling her hair. The incident took place on Saturday and the salon owner was arrested on Monday evening.
As per the woman, the accused went to file a complaint against her at the police station after the incident on Saturday.
“However, when I reached the police station on Saturday, they took my complaint but did not act on it seriously,” she alleged. A day later, the police registered an FIR against the accused on Sunday.
The salon owner, Waseem was arrested after the woman on Monday visited the office of senior superintendent of police in Surajpur to draw the attention of senior officials.
As per the reports, the woman who lives in Bhangel joined the Venus Unisex Salon in Knowledge Park II as a makeup artist on March 16. She was kept on a salary of Rs 17,000. The woman had alleged that the owner Waseem demanded physical relations when she asked for a salary.
She said “On Saturday evening, they called me to collect my salary. When I reached the salon, Waseem’s friend Shera tried to rape me. I put up resistance and came out of the salon. Then all the four started thrashing me.” The woman also alleged that the employer was not releasing her salary for the last 10 days on one or the other pretext.
In her complaint, she alleged “I raised an alarm and people gathered around for my rescue. The four men thrashed me badly before local people rushed to my help.”
The woman said that she informed the police but the team arrived late and the accused manager to escape the spot.
However, the police said that it seems it’s a dispute between the employee and the employer over the salary issue. She was demanding 17,000 while the employer was offering less. Disagreements lead the matter to escalate.
Police registered a case against the accused under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC. The four accused had fled away after the incident.