In a major embarrassment to the elite club, camera footage from Bangalore Club has led to a 69 -year-old member being suspended for molesting a young lady attendant at a departmental outlet inside the clubâ€™s campus.
Bangalore Mirror reported that the accused member (whose name has been withheld until further investigation) has been suspended from the club from January 15 to February 16, till an enquiry is over. The club had tried to keep the incident away from the public eye, even the suspension notice was on the announcement board only for a few days.
Mirror reported that the senior citizen, who had been a member of the club since 1971, heads a foundry in Bommasandra Industrial Area.
Sources in the club told BM that the clubâ€™s committee might take a decision on dismissal of membership of the accused in the next general body meeting.
The committee members who watched the footage told the newspaper that it was very embarrassing to watch.
â€śIt is extremely humiliating for the lady. The member grabbed her and touched her inappropriately. The lady tried to protest but the member even went to the extent of threatening her not to disclose the incident. Since everything is on camera, the store assistant mustered up the courage and filed a complaint with the club committee. After seeing the video grabs it was hard for everyone to digest what had happened. This is not expected of a 70-year-old man; this is sick! The managing committee immediately decided to suspend the member for a month, pending inquiry,â€™â€™ said a source privy to the issue.
The committee members had promised to lend support to the victim to report the case to the jurisdictional police.
BM reported that the Cubbon Park police under whose jurisdiction the club falls were aware of the incident, however, no complaint was filed by the victim.
This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror