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20 January 2019

Panchanan Dash


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Malkangiri: The District Sports Officer (DSO) of Malkangiri has been arrested and court forwarded on Sunday after a Plus Two girl student brought sexual harassment allegations against him.

Reportedly, DSO Gyanendra Prasad Badhei had given shelter to seven girls at the district sports hostel, which is only meant for boys. As per a complaint lodged by one of the girl, who is a minor, at Malkangiri Police Station, Gyanendra had assaulted her sexually.

Based on the allegations, Malkangiri Police first detained Gyanendra and after recording statements of the girl and her friend booked him under various sections of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena informed that a case has been registered in this regard. The investigation of the case has been handed over to DSP Chinmaya Kumar Nayak.

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Jagmohan Meena, SP, Malkangiri