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* Sri Lankan executive in India arrested for sexually assaulting a tribal woman employee
Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 09:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam Rural police on Sunday have arrested A Sri Lankan officer along with the Indian manager of a private firm in Brandix India Apparel City for sexually assaulting a junior employee.

The two men have been identified as the firm's general manager Dileep Pinto (55) and senior executive officer Malla Shyam Sundar (30), who is from Sri Lanka, New Indian Express reported.

They were arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a tribal woman, who worked in the private firm at Brandix India Apparel City, Atchutapuram SEZ area in Vizag.

Both the accused were arrested late Sunday evening after preliminary investigation.

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.


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