Already mired in controversies, the IPL was on Friday rocked by a fresh scandal when Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach was arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman and severely beating up her fiance. The 27-year-old Pomersbach’s conduct prompted RCB owner Vijay Mallya to suspend the batsman, who has not played a single IPL match so far this season, till the time he is cleared of the charges.
The Australian player allegedly misbehaved with the woman, a U.S. citizen, at a five-star hotel here early this morning and has been arrested, the police said.
A case has been registered against him under various sections of IPC including section 354 of IPC (outraging modesty of woman), 323 (hurt), 454 (house trespass) and 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment).
The victim claimed that the player invited himself for some drinks with the couple and some common friends from Mumbai in their room.
She left the men alone and went to her bedroom for catching some sleep but Luke followed her and misbehaved with her, she alleged.
When her fiance intervened, Luke allegedly beat him up, she said.
The woman’s fiance has been admitted to a hospital where a CT scan has been done, doctors attending to him said.
The woman claimed that pressure is being mounted on her to withdraw the case but she will not do so.

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