Hyderabad: A hotel receptionist was arrested for allegedly trying to outrage the modesty of a 24-year-old woman guest in the wee hours on Tuesday, the cops said.
The victim, who hails from Visakhapatnam and works as a relationship manager at Home Credit India Finance Private Limited, had checked-in at Hotel Sitara Grand at L B Nagar area here on Monday.
According to police, the receptionist of Hotel Sitara Grand, identified as Dasari Shekhar, managed to gain entry into the woman’s room at around 3 am on Tuesday and attempted to outrage her modesty when she was fast asleep.
Deeply shocked by the incident, the woman immediately raised an alarm. Sensing trouble, Shekhar fled the spot. However, he was caught by the hotel staff and a police party on patrol was informed about the incident, L B Nagar police station inspector P Kasi Reddy said.
Based on the complaint lodged by the woman, a case under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC was registered and the accused was arrested and sent to judicial remand. Further probe is on.