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Bescom employee accused of molesting women

Bengaluru: A 30-year-old Bescom employee has been accused of trying to outrage the modesty of three women including two sisters. The lineman is accused of molesting one of them and seeing the other nude while she was bathing in her house in Neelasandra in the city's Central division. The 32-year-old woman, Fathima, (name changed) who has filed a complaint against Murali said that he had come to her residence to generate e-bills. She stated that there was a due for the previous month and the lineman entered the house on the morning of November 11, 2014 in order to disconnect the fuse.

"Although I tried to stop him, he barged inside and went straight to the hall. At the same time, my younger sister who is mentally ill was bathing with the help of my neighbour; and they had kept the door of the bathroom open, which was clearly visible from the hall. Seeing an unidentified man inside the house, my neighbour began shouting at Murali. I too began yelling at him asking him to leave as he saw my sister bathing. We literally pushed him out of the house, and a passerby who heard the commotion caught hold of Murali and beat him," she said.

"As there were no men in the house, I was unable to approach the police immediately. The next day, the lineman came with the Ashoknagar police to our house asking for the man who beat him. They only left after we insisted that the man was not known to us. However, the lineman returned after some time and disconnected the power supply even after we had paid the bills," she added. However, S3 division's assistant executive engineer (AEE) Narasimha Murthy told Mirror that the accusations levelled against the Bescom employee were totally false and baseless. Murali had reportedly gone to disconnect the electricity connection in the residence of Babu Jaan on Banian Basha Road on November 11.

As he was in the process of disconnecting it, an unidentified man reportedly assaulted him. Murali was not alone at the time of the incident and the area Bescom engineer Gangaraju was supervising the work. Moreover the electric meter and the fuse are outside the house and there was no need for Murali to enter the house. Soon after he was hit, the lineman immediately went to the Ashoknagar police station and filed a complaint. He also went to Bowring hospital and got a medical certificate. To counter this complaint, the woman filed a counter compliant with false allegations and accusations against Murali who has an excellent track record, said the AEE.

"We have also conducted an in-house enquiry and concluded that Murali is not at fault. The same has been communicated to the police. Bescom's legal department will initiate action against those who have registered a false case against one of our staff members," the AEE added. The Ashoknagar police confirmed that the lineman was the first to file a complaint, claiming he was beaten when he went to disconnect power supply in the house. The woman came by the next day, accusing him of trying to outrage her modesty. The case is being investigated.

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