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Telangana official suspended over allegations of sexual harassment of girls in sports school

Updated on: 13 August,2023 01:25 PM IST  |  Hyderabad
mid-day online correspondent |

A senior official of Telangana State Sports School in Hakimpet here, who is facing allegations of sexually harassing some girl students of the institute, was on Sunday placed under suspension by the state government.

Telangana official suspended over allegations of sexual harassment of girls in sports school

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A senior official of Telangana State Sports School in Hakimpet here, who is facing allegations of sexually harassing some girl students of the institute, was on Sunday placed under suspension by the state government.


The case brings to mind allegations of sexual harassment against Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh by female wrestlers, in which the Delhi police on Friday told a metropolitan court in the national capital that there was enough evidence to put him on trial.


Reacting to a report in a vernacular daily today about the allegations of the sexual harassment of girls by the Telangana State Sports School official, state Minister for Sports and Youth Services V Srinivas Goud told reporters that the official has been suspended.


The minister also announced the setting up of a five-member committee to enquire into the matter.

"An enquiry has been ordered and further action will be taken up based on its report," Goud said.

Saying she was pained by the news report, BRS MLC K Kavitha requested the minister in a post on X, formerly Twitter, to initiate necessary action against the official facing the allegations and to ensure justice for the victims. she also sought a thorough enquiry into the matter.

Meanwhile, the official denied the allegations against him made the media report and called them false.

The school provides free education, coaching, and boarding among other facilities to students and currently coaches them in 11 disciplines including archery, football, and gymnastics.

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Meanwhile, a minor girl was allegedly raped by two class 12 students of her school in a village here, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday when the 14-year-old was returning home after school, SHO of Rohata police station Ravindra Kumar Singh said.

According to the complaint lodged by the survivor's father, the accused had been following the girl every day following which her brother used to pick up and drop her to school.

However, on Saturday, the girl's brother was not able to pick up his sister.

Taking advantage of this, the accused forcibly took her to a farm and allegedly raped her. As the class 9 student cried for help, villagers rushed to save her, following which the accused fled from the spot.

A case has been registered and efforts are on to arrest the accused. (Agencies)

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