IAS officer held for sexually harassing student in Jharkhand: Indian Police

Khunti, July 6 (KMS): An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was arrested for sexually harassing a trainee engineering student in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

The officer of the 2019 batch was taken into custody after a case was lodged at the Khunti women’s police station, Superintendent of Police Aman Kumar said. A case has been filed under sexual harassment and word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, he said.

Eight engineering students from outside the state, including the survivor, were for training in Khunti district city, Kumar said. They attended a dinner hosted at the Deputy Development Commissioner’s residence when the incident took place, he said.

At the party, the IAS officer found the female student alone and allegedly sexually harassed her, she told police in a statement. Prima facie, the allegation was found to be true after the officer and some guests who attended the party were questioned, the SP said.

The student was sent for a medical check-up, he said.

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