A woman employee of the Sindhanur City Municipal Council (SCMC) in the Raichur district of Karnataka was kicked by a colleague in office recently — an act that has been caught on camera.
As per sources, the accused, identified as Sharanappa, has been in tiffs with others in the council earlier, and had assaulted some of them.
The victim has been identified as Nasreen — a full-time employee of the SCMC who was observing a fast during the holy month of Ramadan when she was assaulted. The incident is believed to have taken place on June 10, when there was a holiday in the Council, but some people had come in to work.
It is not apparent what prompted Sharanappa — a contractual employee of the SCMC — to lash out at his colleague. However, CCTV footage shows him emerge from behind his desk, approach the seating area of Nasreen and kick her, even as she tries to move away and avoid him.
The incident came to light only when the council resumed work on June 12, and Nasreen complained to the police against Sharanappa and his bad behaviour.
A Council official said, “Following the woman’s complaint, her male colleague has been dismissed and handed over to the police.”
He added, “Sharanappa is a contractual employee and the Council had no idea about the incident. We came to know about it only after the police informed that Nasreen has complained against Sharanappa.”