A 25-year-old make-up artist in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida was allegedly beaten-up by her employer over a dispute on the salary. The video of the victim, being thrashed by the owner of a unisex salon in Knowledge Park II where she used to work as a make-up artist, has gone viral on social media. Following the woman’s complaint, the police have arrested the salon owner.
The woman claimed that when she reached the Knowledge Park police station to register her FIR, the police didn’t take the matter seriously and took her complaint but didn’t register an FIR.
"When I reached the police station on Saturday, they took my complaint but did not act on it seriously," she alleged. They, however, registered the FIR against the salon owner, Waseem, on Saturday.
According to her police complaint, the woman said that she had joined the salon as a makeup artist on March 16 on a monthly salary of Rs 17,000. However, when she asked for her salary, her employer Waseem demanded physical relations.
“On Saturday evening, they called me to collect my salary. When I reached the salon, Waseem’s friend Shera tried to rape me. I put up resistance and came out of the salon. Then all the four started thrashing me,” she said.
She claimed that Waseem and this three other friends beat her black&blue and fled the scene when local police arrived. “The police team arrived late and the accused managed to escape,” she claimed.
"On Sunday, police registered a case against the accused under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC. The four accused had fled away after the incident. The police arrested the main accused, Waseem, Monday," Vineet Jaiswal, superintendent of police (rural) said.