IIT Madras sexual abuse case transferred to Crime Branch-CID in Tamil Nadu – India Today

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The Tamil Nadu government has transferred the IIT Madras sexual abuse case to the Crime Branch – Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) for further investigation.

WHAT IS THE CASE?

A research scholar at IIT Madras was allegedly sexually abused by a co-scholar and seven others between 2016 and 2020. She had filed a complaint in Mylapore in Chennai in March 2020. A case was registered against eight persons.

As per her complaint, her fellow scholar Kingshuk Debsharma sexually abused her, took pictures of her and used them to blackmail her for a period of four years.

Recently, the survivor sought the help of Suganthi, State General Secretary of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), to get justice. Following this, the city police added rape charges and sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act to the FIR, which had earlier been omitted.

The main accused in the case was arrested by the Tamil Nadu police last month.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/iit-madras-sexual-abuse-case-crime-branch-cid-tamil-nadu-1936348-2022-04-12