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Man arrested for sexually harassing Irish woman in Rishikesh, dupes her of Rs 4 lakh

The 48-year-old woman accused Vivek Awasthi of sexually harassing her from 2012- 2016 after promising to marry her.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2018 20:02 IST
Press Trust of India, Rishikesh
Uttarakhand,Rishikesh,Sexual harassment
The 37-year-old, Vivek Awasthi, has been booked under sections 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating).(Representational Photo)

A 36-year-old man was arrested on charges of sexually harassing an Irish woman for years after promising to marry her and duping her of nearly Rs 4 lakh, police said on Tuesday.

Vivek Awasthi was arrested from Tapovan area in Rishikesh late Sunday night on the basis of a complaint lodged by the woman from Ireland, Muni-ki-Reti Police Station SHO Shanti Prasad Dimri said without disclosing the name of the victim.

The 48-year-old woman accused Awasthi of sexually harassing her from 2012- 2016 after promising to marry her, he said.

She also accused him of refusing to return her Rs 3.70 lakh, which he had borrowed from her when they were in a relationship, the sub-inspector said.

The man was booked under sections 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating).

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 18:17 IST