Lecturer arrested for raping BHU scholar on pretext of marriage

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Varanasi
  • Updated: May 15, 2016 20:27 IST
Police have arrested a lecturer on charges of sexually exploiting a Banaras Hindu University (BHU) research scholar on the pretext of marriage. (Representational Image)

A lecturer posted with an intermediate college in Chetganj has been arrested on charges of sexually exploiting a Banaras Hindu University (BHU) research scholar.

Police said the scholar had lodged a complaint with the Lanka police in Varanasi on April 11. The complainant alleged that accused Awadhesh Kumar fell in love with her around two years ago and promised to marry her.

She further claimed that in order to win her trust, he even took her to a temple where he solemnised the marriage. Later, they started living together. Their relationship continued for about two years but when she asked Kumar to get the marriage registered in court, he started avoiding her, the complainant added.

Despite the research scholar lodging a complaint, the police did not arrest the accused initially. The police’s apparent inaction compelled her to meet senior superintendent of police Akash Kulhary who directed Lanka police to ensure swift action in the case.

It was then that the police arrested Kumar. Station officer Sanjiv Kumar Mishra said that the lecturer has been arrested and further investigation in the matter was on.

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