A law intern who had recently filed a sexual harassment complaint against lawyers has been found dead in her paying guest accommodation at Malleswaram, Bengaluru.
As per a report published by Times of India, the law intern who hails from Andaman & Nicobar Islands filed a sexual harassment complaint with Commercial Street police on November 20, 2018. She was found dead on November 24, 2018.
She had come to Bengaluru in 2017 and enrolled as an intern with Jayanth M Puttanshetti and Associates.
As per the FIR, the law intern was assigned to work with an advocate named Chandra Naik, “Naik introduced Pushpa to another advocate called Chetan Desai, a pleader with Karnataka High Court. Both of them used to take her to pubs and bars and force her to consume alcohol. They would then touch her inappropriately and sexually harass her.”
The report further states that Vyalikaval police, which is investigating the case has found that the PG owner also registered a complaint claiming that she had doubts about the cause of death and had requested a thorough investigation.