Senior Indian official arrested upon attempted rape on female student after refusal over sexual favour

Senior Indian official arrested upon attempted rape on female student after refusal over sexual favour
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*Machilipatnam: A Senior Indian official has been arrested upon attempted rape on female student after refusal over sexual favour, Indian media has reported.*

A senior official of a Nursing College in Andhra Pradesh was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly seeking sexual favours from a 22-year-old student, police said, NDTV has reported.

S Ramesh (42), the Secretary and Correspondent of the Grace Nursing College for Women, was arrested a day after the woman filed a police complaint alleging that he has been harassing her and seeking sexual favours, police said.

Ramesh has been arrested under The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Nirbhaya Act) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code including those related to outraging the modesty of a woman, sexual harassment, criminal intimidation, Additional Superintendent of Police M. Sattibabu said.

The accused has also been charged under The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, he said.

In July, the accused had allegedly attempted to sexually assault the victim in his chamber reportedly after she refused to entertain his request for the sexual favours, he said.

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