Delhi: Landlord attempts to molest German researcher, FIR lodged

A German researcher in her 20�s has alleged that she was molested by her landlord earlier in December in South Delhi�s Hauz Khas area.

Delhi: Landlord attempts to molest German researcher, FIR lodged

A German researcher in her 20’s has alleged that she was molested by her landlord earlier in December in South Delhi’s Hauz Khas area.

The Delhi Police on Saturday said they have received a complaint from the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) regarding the case and that an investigation is underway.

The incident happened when the researcher was visiting her landlord in his home to settle some outstanding bills, when she sought to use his washroom, says a report in the Hindustan Times.


“When she came out of the washroom, he attacked her. He touched her inappropriately and forced himself on her. When she resisted the bid, he allegedly tried to throttle her,” a police officer said. The woman, however, managed to escape. The accused was reportedly alone at home at the time. Her friend then suggested that she should complain to the DCW.


"A complaint was forwarded from the DCW to us and a molestation case has been registered. Also an investigation is underway. We have contacted the concerned victim," Delhi South Western Range Joint Commissioner, Deependra Pathak said.

The woman has now returned to Germany and the police have written an email to her regarding the complaint. “We have written to her asking her to record her statement. A case has been registered and the investigation is on. The police team also went to question the landlord but the house was found locked. He will soon be arrested,” a police officer said.