Bengaluru: The vice chancellor of a private university here has been arrested for allegedly raping a 33-year-old woman, the police said on Saturday.
"We have arrested Madhukar G Angur on Friday night on a complaint by the victim`s mother, who charged him with sexually abusing her daughter over a period, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) MB Boraingaiah told IANS.
Angur (55), a divorcee, is the vice-chancellor of Alliance University, set up in 2010 at Anekal on the city`s southern outskirts.
"The victim is the accused`s niece, who has been working in the university`s administrative office since 2011. As the complaint is filed by her mother, who is his sister, we are interrogating them and others in the family," Boralingaiah said.
Based on the written complaint, a first information report (FIR) has been registered against the accused under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to the complaint, the victim and the accused have been in relationship for a couple of years as Angur had promised to marry her but betrayed.
"The victim`s mother said her daughter went into depression and is under counselling to recover from the trauma of betrayal and deceit by the accused," the IPS officer added.
The accused also threatened the victim against complaining to the police or anyone else and blackmailed her mother with threats to "expose" their family.