Odisha varsity reader arrested for rape attempt on minor girl

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Jan 8:

In a shocking incident, a reader of Odisha’s Sambalpur University was arrested today on charges of attempting to rape a minor girl, police sources said.

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Reports said the KN Sethy, a reader in History, was detained by the police yesterday on the basis of a complaint lodged by the  minor girl’s fathet and was arrested today, said  S Panigrahi, additional superintendent of police (ASP), Sambalpur.

Later in the day, he was remanded to judicial custody after the court rejected his bail plea.

Sethy allegedly attempted to rape the minor daughter of his colleague, a professor in Political Science, after finding her alone at home when he had gone to the latter’s house in the varsity campus on Sunday, police sources said.

The girl’s father lodged an FIR against Sethy at the Burla police station yesterday.

Meanwhile, students of the university are staging a demonstration burning Prof Sethy’s effigy and demanding his immediate sacking. Tension prevailed in the campus when reports last came in.

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