Former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal acquitted in a 2013 rape case

On May 21, a Goa district court acquitted Tarun Tejpal of all charges in a 2013 rape case. Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, was accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague in a luxury hotel elevator in Goa in 2013. The former Tehelka editor said that the last seven and a half years have been traumatic for his family as they dealt with the devastating consequences of false allegations. The fast track court in Mapusa town postponed its decision in the rape case filed against former Tehelka editor-in-chief to May 21 because the North Goa town was without power for the third day following Cyclone Tauktae's heavy rain and stormy winds.

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