Tezpur Central Jail superintendent held for sexual assault

The superintendent of Tezpur Central Jail in Assam, Mrinmoy Kumar Dawka, has been arrested by Tezpur Police on allegation of sexual assault.

Dawka has been sent to five days police custody, a Sonitpur district official said.

The 57-year-old jail superintendent was arrested under IPC Section 354 (A) (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 376 (C)( Intercourse by superintendent of jail, remand home) registered against him in Tezpur police station.

Sonitpur police chief Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta said that based on complaints filed by the husband of a survivor woman and another complaint woman, Dwaka was arrested on Thursday.

“In both cases the complaint alleged that the superintendent has done outraging modesty of the women. The incident was reported last month,” Mahanta said.

The husband of the survivor lodged FIR on May 24 and later registered a case (No-841/20) at Tezpur Sadar Police Station alleging the accused jailer of allegedly molesting his wife.

Another survivor, a 43-year-old woman also made the same allegations against the jail superintendent, which was before the May month, the police said.

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