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ASI facing sexual harassment charges commits suicide

ASI facing sexual harassment charges commits suicide
Kasargod: Sugunan (52), the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) who was accused of sexually assaulting a 25 year old young woman, ended his life by hanging himself. The incident came to light on Tuesday December 2.

His body was found hanging from a tree near his house in Nileshwar.

It is said that Sugunan went missing after he went for a walk on Tuesday morning. His family members began searching for him and soon his body was found hanging from a tree near the house.

Sugunan was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman. The incident took place 5 months ago. Sugunan remanded in judicial custody for two weeks, but later let out on bail. He was also suspended from duty.

As per the complaint, Sugunan had obtained the woman's cell phone number when she had come to the police station to file another complaint, and contacted her. Later Sugunan also took her to a lodge in Subramanya and allegedly sexually assaulted her. The sexual attack was committed in month of June in 2014 as per the complaint.

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