Ex-RCB IPL player Luke Pomersbach has finally admitted that he had in fact molested an American woman, four days after he was accused by the woman in question. However, the player has argued that it happened when he was under the influence of alcohol and was therefore inadvertent.
This was revealed by a police officer who also revealed that another RCB player, KP Appanna, had accompanied Pomersbach to the woman’s room, on the night of the incident.
Appannas name was mentioned only after CCTV footage was recovered relating to a party at the Maurya Sheraton Hotel after the match between RCB and Delhi Daredevils.
Police are said to have spoken to Appanna, who represents Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy, though no formal questioning of the leg spinner has taken place. Police are yet to corroborate whether Appanna accompanied Pomersbach into the woman’s room.
Police took Pomersbach into custody after a complaint by Indian American Zohail Hamid that he had molested her and abttered her fiance Sahil Peerzada, who had since had to undergo surgery.
Peerzada is said to have been invited to the post-match party at the hotel, by his friend, Siddharth Mallya. Apart from his fiancee, Peerzada’s friends Moiz and Miraj were also present at the party. Pomersbach, accompanied by Appanna, is said to have followed Peerzada and his fiancee to their room where the misbehaviour was said to have taken place.
Appanna has since claimed that he only went to their room to find out whether Mallya was there, and police stated that Zohail had confirmed Appanna’s version as the truth.
The lady is said to have claimed in her complaint that a few IPL players had pressurised her to withdraw the complaint against Pomersbach, an allegation that police are considering as a possibility.
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