Hotel Staffer Raped by Former Colleague In A Star Hotel In Vizag

A star hotel in the city became the host for a rape against its own staffer at night bringing the safety of women workers into question.

Visakhapatnam: Threatening the safety of women working in shifts, a shocking incident came to light in the city on Friday.  A 22-year old woman working in a star hotel was allegedly raped in a room of the same hotel on June 4.

According to the police, an Anglo-Indian woman working as a front-office trainee in a star hotel on the beach road near Vuda Park was on her way back home in a car after duties after 11 am on June 4. She was allegedly picked up by two persons Sridhar and Vinay, the first of whom was a former employee of the hotel, in front of her house. Vinay, a friend of Sridhar hails from Vijayawada. Both of them were able to catch up with the woman at the gate of her house, following her in another car. They forced her to get into their car. Persuaded by Vijay, a former colleague, she agreed to spend some time to have a friendly chat at hotel as they met a long time ago. She was forced to drink alcohol at the swimming pool where they spent time. As soon as she lapsed into sleep because of the effect of alcohol, the accused took her into a hotel room and raped her. The victim realized that she was raped only after she woke up in the morning.

The victim lodged a complaint with the police following which she was sent for medical examination. ACP (East) A. Narasimha Murthy who is investigating the case said they were looking into whether or not Vijay was also involved in the crime.

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