A Sri Lankan national working as a general manager in Atchutapuram Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Visakhapatnam district was arrested on the charges of raping a tribal woman employee and remanded to judicial custody on Monday. A senior executive officer of Shore To Shore, a packaging company in Brandix India Apparel City in the SEZ, was also arrested.
Dileep Pinto, 55, sexually assaulted the woman, a resident of Malkapuram, and later removed her from service on the grounds of indiscipline and poor performance. The victim was raped again when she approached executive officer Malla Syam Sundar, 30, for help.
The woman approached Visakha Rural SP Rahul Dev Sharma a few weeks ago. The cops arrested Pinto when he landed in Vizag on Sunday after his Lankan holiday with Sundar. They were booked under Sections 376 and 509 of IPC and the SC/ ST Atrocities Act.