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Hotel staffer held over sexual harassment of woman

by Istiak Ahmed Shimul

A staffer of Sylhet city’s Hotel Noorjahan Grand was arrested yesterday over sexual harassment of a woman staying at the hotel for mandatory institutional quarantine upon returning from the UK.

The woman filed a case with Kotwali Police Station, accusing Shahin Ahmed, a room attendant of the hotel located at Dargah Gate. After arrest, he was produced before a court, which sent him to jail.

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The woman came from the UK on Thursday and boarded the hotel for institutional quarantine.

Her family alleged that Shahin was calling the woman’s phone repeatedly since Thursday evening, and then entered her room around  11:30pm and harassed her. After she made a complaint, police reached the spot and arrested the staffer, said OC SM Abu Farhad of Kotwali police.

Dr Naseem Ahmed, managing director of the hotel, said, “Our hotel is Sylhet’s most reputed one for service, and the room attendant has been working here for around five years.”

“However, as the resident complained of sexual harassment against the staffer, we’ve handed him over to police, and the matter is being investigated by them. We’re helping the law enforcers,” he said.

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