The Hyderabad police on Monday arrested a 32-year-old man, who runs a recruitment consultancy, for allegedly seeking ‘hot' pictures from a woman job applicant. Following a complaint by the woman, an engineering graduate, officials of the SHE Teams (a wing of the city police which handles cases of stalking and eve-teasing) arrested B Narender Singh, the accused, said additional commissioner of police Swati Lakra.
The complainant had appeared for an interview for a job in the IT sector. Afterwards, when she contacted Singh through WhatsApp to know about the status of her application, Singh messaged back asking her to send her "hot" pictures, the officer said.
"Shocked, she flatly refused," Lakra added. Singh allegedly repeated his demand when the woman called him some days later to ask about the progress of her application. Unless she sent him her pictures, he won't consider her for the job, he told her, as per the complaint.
Singh also told her that he would be recruiting candidates for many reputed IT companies, and he will offer her a good job if she agreed to send her photos, and it will be difficult for her to get a job otherwise as she is a fresher, the complaint said.
Singh was arrested under the relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.