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Auto driver arrested for sexually assaulting student in Chennai

Police said that the woman was with a friend and they had booked the auto through a cab aggregator to reach their hotel on Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR).

CHENNAI: Tambaram City Police on Tuesday arrested a 40-year-old auto driver for alleged sexual assault of a city college student, who travelled in his auto.

The arrested person was identified as G Selvam of Palavakkam. Police on Monday registered a case after the woman took to Twitter and shared her ordeal of being sexually harassed by the auto driver, while she was alighting the vehicle after reaching their destination on Sunday night.

Police said that the woman was with a friend and they had booked the auto through a cab aggregator to reach their hotel on Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR).

The auto driver fled the scene when the woman raised alarms after he touched her inappropriately. Semmenchery Police, who registered a case on Monday, picked up Selvam a day later. He was produced before a magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.

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