India Times- Turning scuba diving into a horrifying experience for women, a sexual predator is on the prowl on the Karnataka coast, working as an instructor despite facing molestation charges.
Dhirendra Rawat, who allegedly molested at least three women undersea while scuba diving, was arrested twice and released later. He is still working as an instructor in Uttara Kannada though he doesn't have the permission to do so from the district administration.
Rawat termed the acts of violating women "just playing", according to a woman who confronted him.
The first incident happened in November, when two couples were taken by four diving instructors about 20 nautical miles off Malpe coast, Udupi. "Rawat slowly took Meena (name changed) far away and got her isolated. She didn't know swimming, so she was at his mercy. We finished diving in about 30 minutes and after more than an hour, Rawat came along with Meena,'' said Ruchir (name changed), a friend and one of the foursome. "In the room, she broke down and narrated what had happened. Rawat had groped her. When we confronted him, he admitted to it, saying 'I was playing with her'."
I'm going to be honest. For a split second I thought this was a pretty innovative idea. Ya know, if you are into creepily touching people without consent and that sort of thing. Groping people under water? Genius! How could you ever get caught? Can't forget to lock the ocean. She can't leave if you actually have her ability to breathe in your hands. Can't say 'no' if she literally can't say anything.
Then after about 5 seconds I slapped the shit out of myself when I realized this guy is the worst molester ever. If you are going to be a known serial molester that doesn't hide his identity, shouldn't you at least be trying to get something out of it? I mean a scuba suit is pretty much the least flattering thing a woman could wear. That's like trying to get sexual gratification out of dry humping someone in a compression berka. Can't imagine it's all that erotic to attempt to get a handful of breast that's underneath a 1/2 inch of rubbery fabric. It would be like playing 'The Crane Game'. You can never just get a great grip of it without it slipping away. Maybe this guy has a fetish for marine life? I wonder if they have a dating website for this sort of thing. I mean, there are plenty of fish in the great blue balls sea. Got to imagine one or two wouldn't mind being caught down by the coral reef with old Dhirendra.
You know when you are running around with your younger siblings or cousins, and one of them trips, falls and starts crying. Then your family runs out and yells "what did you do?!?". To which you respond "we were just playing!". This guy just used that exact accuse for molesting women 10,000 leagues under the sea. Now, I don't know what excuse is actually believable in that circumstance, but I am pretty sure that one could use some refining. Although, not for nothing, I did get a laugh out of it though.
P.S. If we are being honest the most surprising part of the story is that this guy can swim....