Indian investigative journalist charged with raping employee

Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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GOA, India, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The founding editor of an Indian news organization known for investigative journalism was charged Monday with raping a co-worker, officials say.

Police in Goa submitted nearly 2,900 pages of documents to support the charges against Tarum Tejpal, the head of Tehelka, whose "sting" operations have resulted in the resignations of several government officials, the Times of India reported.

Police allege the victim, who worked for Tejpal, was "raped, sexually assaulted and her modesty outraged" in a hotel elevator in Goa in November.

Tejpal stepped aside as editor that same month after the woman made her allegations.

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