//IAS officer , B K Roy accused of sexual assault

IAS officer , B K Roy accused of sexual assault

AGARTALA: Tripura government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the alleged sexual assault of a woman, who committed suicide, by a senior IAS officer of the state.

“Food department commissioner B K Roy has been suspended from work and the state CID is interrogating him in connection with abetting the woman to take the drastic step,” official sources said on Saturday.  Retired judge of Guwahati high court justice P K Sarkar has been assigned to investigate the matter and submit the report by next month following demands from several women organisations for action against Roy for allegedly abusing the woman, a government employee, sexually.

The government has also asked a deputy inspector general of police, brother of the accused officer, to go on leave.

“Bimal Krishna Roy, a deputy inspector general of police, who is the brother of Roy misused his position to malign the woman’s family and her husband,” a government official said.

The woman committed suicide by setting herself ablaze last week. Her husband was arrested on charges of demanding dowry.

21 Feb 2009, PTI, TOI