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Tamil Nadu: IAF officer arrested for ‘sexually assaulting’ female colleague

Tamil Nadu: IAF officer arrested for 'sexually assaulting' female colleague

The Tamil Nadu Police arrested a 26-year-old Indian Air Force (IAF) Flight Lieutenant from Coimbatore after a 27-year-old female officer alleged the former of sexual assault.

The female officer, who had travelled to the Air Force College for training, said the assault took place inside her room at the Air Force Administrative College in Coimbatore’s Redfields.

According to reports, she had been forced to go to the police because she was not satisfied with the action taken by the IAF after her original complaint about two weeks ago.

According to her statement, as cited by the media, she injured herself while playing a sport. She then took some medication before going to sleep in her room. She woke up later to find that she had been sexually assaulted.

The police said they had acted only after having been told the woman officer was unhappy with the IAF’s handling of her complaint.

An all-women team from the city’s Gandhipuram Police Station carried out the initial investigation.

The arrested officer, who is a native of Chhattisgarh, has been remanded to the Udumalapet Jail. He had surrendered to the district judge. However, the accused’s lawyer claimed that police do not have jurisdiction in matters relating to armed forces personnel. Such cases can only be heard by a defence court, the lawyer said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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