Mumbai: Restro-bar manager booked after woman alleges that he helped the man who was misbehaving with her escape

Saki Naka police have booked the manager of a restro-bar after a 23-year-old software engineer alleged that he helped a man misbehaving with her escape.

According to Indian Express, the police also have registered an FIR against the man, who misbehaved with the woman, and the manager. The incident took place on Wednesday around 8 pm when the woman along with her three friends visited Pop Tate’s in Saki Naka. At the restro-bar one of the three men seated on the opposite table allegedly kept staring at her and made unpleasant expressions. Later, the woman went to the hotel manager and complained about the same. Looking at that, the three men got up and were about to leave the restaurant.

The woman told Indian Express, "As I saw that the restaurant management was not taking any action, I walked upto the man, who was making me uncomfortable, and confronted him. He told me that he looked at me as I was pretty.” Later, when the four women started arguing with the man, the manager took them out of the restaurant and, in the meanwhile, the three men escaped through the back door. The woman later called that police, who took them to the beat chowki. As it was night, the woman told cops that she will come the next day and lodge complaint. On Thursday, the woman went to Saki Naka police and registered a complaint against the man and the manager.

The police have registered a case under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC. The police are yet to make an arrest as they are trying to identify the suspect. In the meanwhile, the Pop Tate’s manager, Sadanand Mule, told the Indian Express, “As the four women were drunk, I was scared that the men could harm them… so I took the women out. I told them that we will help in registering an offence. But she has now registered a case against me. I didn’t help the culprits in escaping, in fact I somehow managed to get the contact number of the suspect and have handed them over to the police.”

The woman also put up a post on her Instagram about the incident. To which, the Pop Tate’s social media account replied to her on social media: “Last night you were drunk and we think you forgot the incident… we feel, we have done more than enough in this situation… If you still have any complaint or still unsatisfied with our action then an ideal way would be to reach out to us for more discussion. In the meanwhile, if you’re done posting and sharing unnecessary hatred on social media, we would love to talk to you in a way which is more acceptable in a civilised and educated society.”

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