Jour­nal­ist ar­rested for rape

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A JOUR­NAL­IST work­ing with a pri­vate news chan­nel in Delhi was ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing his fe­male col­league, a po­lice of­fi­cer said on Sun­day.

The man, iden­ti­fied as Rahul Suri, heads a depart­ment in the news chan­nel.

Po­lice said the vic­tim, in her twen­ties, ap­proached the Pun­jabi Bagh po­lice sta­tion on Thurs­day, where she filed a com­plaint against the ac­cused.

“We have ar­rested Suri from his res­i­dence in Pun­jabi Bagh. The vic­tim’s med­i­cal re­ports con­firmed rape,” a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said.

“The vic­tim al­leged in the com­plaint that Suri ini­tially used to ver­bally ha­rass her. He later started touch­ing her pri­vate parts and passed lewd com­ments dur­ing of­fice hours,” the of­fi­cer said.

When she ig­nored his at­tempts, he sent her ob­scene mes­sages.

“He also threat­ened to get her fired if she did not com­ply with his or­ders,” po­lice said.

Last month, the ac­cused al­legedly sex­u­ally as­saulted her. He later com­mit­ted the same of­fence on two or three oc­ca­sions.

“When the vic­tim re­fused to meet him any more, he threat­ened her, fol­low­ing which she ap­proached the po­lice.” | IANS

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