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Cop held for sexually exploiting teen

A sub-inspector, who alleged sexually exploited a college girl for months, promising to marry her, was arrested by police in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district and remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2009 01:13 IST
Ashok Das

A sub-inspector, who alleged sexually exploited a college girl for months, promising to marry her, was arrested by police in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district and remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody.

His colleagues arrested Ranganath Goud, sub-inspector at Ponnur in the district after the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday threw out his petition seeking quashing of proceedings against him.

Goud had been absconding for the past two weeks after Razia Sultana (17), a B. Pharma student, lodged a complaint with police accusing him of sexually exploiting her and then dumping her. She alleged that Goud was trying to marry another girl.

The police registered a case of sexual assault, cheating and criminal intimidation against Goud and placed him under suspension.

Razia began a fast unto death on Sunday in front of the office of district police superintendent demanding that officials intervene to make Goud marry her.