New Delhi: An obsession to collect undergarments of his woman employer and her daughter, landed a 36-year-old driver behind bars as he carried on his activity despite being caught once and admonished, police said on Tuesday.
Daniel Martin was also booked on charges of outraging the modesty of her employer when she caught him for stealing the undergarments.
It was also alleged that the man had used abusive language towards her, police said.
The incident was reported on Sunday from south Delhi’s Greater Kailash part-I where the woman resides.
The woman informed police that her driver had been stealing undergarments of her and her 11-year-old daughter since last one year.
She had caught Martin some six months with more than 300 undergarments filled in three separate bags.
“At that time he was admonished and the articles stolen by him were destroyed,” a police official said, as per the complaint of the woman.
Police said that the woman again caught her driver on Sunday with 35 undergarments.
“When she objected to it, the driver became violent and tried to grab her by holding her hand and outrage her modesty. He also used abusive language,” said the official.
The 35-year-old woman, the official said, then made a call to the police control room (PCR).
The driver was arrested and the undergarments were recovered from a sack kept inside his servant quarters
Police said a case under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Greater Kailash police station.
The woman, who runs a business along with her husband, informed police that the accused has been employed as her driver for the last 14 years and live in a servant quarter inside the premises of her house.