A 17-year-old wrestler was booked for allegedly molesting a national level girl grappler, police said Thursday. The incident took place on June 9 near Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, where the complainant had gone to attend a camp for the junior girl grapplers, they said.
In a complaint lodged with the Sadar Police here, the girl, who is from Hisar, alleged that the youth molested her when she went to an ATM kiosk to withdraw money at about 7 pm.
She claimed that he also tried to drag her to a nearby hotel but she managed to escape, it said.
The complainant alleged that the youth also threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.
Based on the complaint, a 'zero FIR' under relevant sections of the IPC which pertain to using criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty, criminal intimidation and under various provisions of the Protection of the Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against the youth, who is also from Hisar, said Harish Bhardwaj, the spokesman of district police.
The complaint was forwarded to the SHO of Sarojini Nagar police station in Lucknow for further investigation, he said.
A 'zero FIR' can be filed in any police station and can be later transferred to the police station concerned.