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Cop held for sexually exploiting teen

india Updated: Aug 18, 2009 23:50 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times
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A police sub-inspector, who allegedly sexually exploited a college girl for months, promising to marry her, was arrested by police in Guntur district and subsequently 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( by police). He has been absconding for the past
two weeks after Razia Sultana (17), a B Pharma student lodged a complaint with police accusing the policeman 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 Sultan began a fast unto death on Sunday in front of the office of District Police Superintendent demanding that senior officials intervene to make Goud marry her as no one else would marry her after the episode. A number of women groups and NGOs have come out in support of Razia and are demanding stringent action against the culprit.

Meanwhile, another woman named Sujata, who is a resident of Tenali accused Ranganath Goud of harassing her by SMS to her cell phone.