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Sri Lankan among two arrested for harassing tribal woman in Andhra Pradesh

20 February 2018 - 83   - 0

Two men, including a Sri Lankan national, were arrested on Sunday  by Visakhapatnam Rural Police in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly sexually harassing a tribal woman, the new Indian Express reported.

The accused and victim worked in a private firm at Brandix India Apparel City, Atchutapuram SEZ area in Vizag.The arrested have been identified according to the report as  the firm’s general manager Dileep Pinto (55) and senior executive officer Malla Shyam Sundar (30), who is from Sri Lanka.

The 28-year-old woman, who hails from Jharkhand and lives in Malkapuram area of Vizag, lodged a complaint with Visakhapatnam Rural SP Rahul Dev Sharma a few weeks ago.In her complaint, the woman alleged that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Pinto after joining the firm as an operator and stated that Sundar had assaulted her in January.  

Sources said the woman, who was earlier removed from the firm over “poor performance” in December, was promoted to the level of a senior executive after the incident.SC/ST Cell DSP Ch Vivekananda has been assigned the task of probing the case.Both the accused were arrested late Sunday evening after preliminary investigation.

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