Indian-Origin Google Techie Arrested For Molesting US Woman

Kenny Tucker
January 13, 2018

A 22-year-old NRI, working as a software engineer for Google on contract basis, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a United States woman in a five-star hotel in New Delhi, police said on Friday. The incident took place on on Monday when he met the 52-year-old woman at the hotel's bar.

Additional commiss-ioner of police (New Delhi) B.K. Singh said they introduced themselves to each other in the evening and the incident happened around 10pm.

Kharbanda has been sent to judicial custody and further investigation is on, police said. "She told us that a day after the incident, she checked out and moved to Gurgaon where she checked into another hotel and later revisited Delhi to report the matter to us", said Mr Singh.

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On January 8, at around 10 pm, the two had drinks at Taj Palace Hotel's bar. In her complaint, she alleged that after having drinks, Kharbanda grabbed her and molested her. However, she managed to push him away and leave the room. The woman also recorded her statement before a magistrate. A spokesperson for Taj Diplomatic Enclave said they have been providing all support to police. In her complaint, the victim alleged that Kharbanda first offered her a cigarette, and later he supposedly tried to sedate her and then molested her. She filed a complaint after she returned to Delhi, he added. "Safety and security of our guests and associates is paramount", said the spokesperson of the Taj Diplomatic Enclave hotel.

"When he returned to the hotel room on January 9 night, the hotel security informed the police and he was arrested", the ACP added.

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