Ahead of Asian Games, woman athlete accuses national coach of harassment

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014,16:51 IST By metrovaartha A A A

An international-level gymnast and a gymnastics coach, who are part of the squad which has left for the Incheon Asian Games, have been booked for allegedly passing obscene comments and making vulgar gestures at a woman player, police said today.
In a complaint lodged with the Delhi Police Tuesday night, the trainee-level woman gymnast has alleged that the coach and the player passed vulgar remarks about her clothes and made indecent gestures towards her on September 2 evening during a practice session at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
The duo, who left for the South Korean city Tuesday, will be questioned in the first week of October after they return to India.
“The coach and the gymnast, who have already left for Asian Games 2014 beginning on September 19, will be questioned in the first week of October when both are likely to come back to India,” Additional Commissioner of Police (Central) Alok Kumar said.
A case has been registered against them under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at IP Estate police station.