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Indian court acquits magazine editor of rape charges

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A court in India on Friday acquitted a former top news magazine editor of charges he sexually harassed and raped a colleague, the prosecution said, in an eight-year-old case that raised questions over the safety of women in the workplace. Tarun Tejpal, 58, led Tehelka magazine which made a name for itself for its exposes of corruption and abuse of power in high places. Police said he assaulted a female staffer in a hotel elevator during a conference in the coastal state of Goa in 2013. Special Public Prosecutor Francisco Tavora told Reuters in a text message that a Goa tr…

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