French student sexually assaulted by host student’s father in New Delhi

“He came closer to me and hugged me and said ‘Don’t worry, it’s going to be okay’…I didn’t understand what he meant…he strongly tried to touch my breast…he hugged me again

The Hush Post| 12:20pm| 1-min read

A French student visiting India on a school exchange programme has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the father of the host Indian student.

The incident happened on October 18 in Delhi. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed a week later based on the 16-year-old’s complaint.

The French teenager in her statement said that her host student’s father, 55, sexually assaulted her when she was alone in the room. She was living with the family in their apartment in Saket.

“While I was packing my bags for Jaipur, her father came to the room and was giving me general advice… I was sitting on the bed and packing…and he was standing in front and staring at me,” the girl said in her complaint.

“He came closer to me and hugged me and said ‘Don’t worry, it’s going to be okay’…I didn’t understand what he meant…he strongly tried to touch my breast…he hugged me again…in an uncomfortable manner,” she said further.

“He took my hand forcefully to bring it between his legs…I was completely under trauma and shocked,” she said in her complaint to the police.

The girl revealed the incident to her friends in the bus on her way to Jaipur. The teacher informed the French embassy. The student has been shifted with another host family.

The host Indian student had visited France in June as part of a similar programme. She had stayed with the French teenager’s house. On October 13, when the French student arrived in Delhi, she was assigned to stay with the same student’s family.

A case has been filed against the accused, a senior police officer told a TV news channel.

 

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