Indian man arrested over sexual exploitation of Irishwoman he ‘promised to marry for years’
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Indian man arrested over sexual exploitation of Irishwoman he ‘promised to marry for years’

A MAN has been arrested in India on charges of sexually exploiting an Irish woman he promised to marry for a number of years.

Vivek Awashti, 36, was apprehended in the northern Indian city of Rishikesh on Monday evening.

He was arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by his former partner, a 48-year-old woman originally from Ireland.

She accused Awashti of sexually exploiting her between 2012 and 2016 after promising to become her husband.

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The unnamed woman also accused him of refusing to return her a substantial amount of money he had borrowed when they were still together.

The complaint amounts to around 370,000 rupees (€4660/£4100).

According to India Today, Awashti has been charged under sections 376 (rape) and 420 (duping) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).