Jaipur: GM held for molesting Mexican women in hotel

JAIPUR: A General Manager of a five-star hotel here was arrested on charges of molesting a Mexican tourist, police said on Thursday.

The alleged molestation took place in Hotel ITC Rajputana Sheraton Jaipur on Tuesday night.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Vikas Pathak said accused Rishiraj Singh had been remanded in police custody by a court.

According to the police, two Mexican women tourists visited Jaipur on Tuesday. They knew the accused and they stayed in the hotel with his reference.

Late in the night, the accused entered their room and forced himself upon one of the women. But as they raised an alarm, he left the room.

The next day, on Wednesday, the victim’s friend reported the incident to the police.

Police officer Manish Charan said charges of sexual harassment and attempt to outrage a woman’s modesty had been slapped against the accused.

Pathak said there was adequate proof to substantiate the charges. “In the CCTV footage, he is seen entering and coming out of their room. Also, there are WhatsApp messages from the accused apologizing for his act.”

The victim resides in Delhi while her friend left for Mexico on Wednesday.

Rajputana Sheraton officials told IANS that they were cooperating with the police.

“We have extended our full cooperation even as investigation is on… safety, security and comfort of our guests is of paramount importance to us,” said a hotel official.