Tehelka journalist resigns
The Tehelka journalist, who had accused its editor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her, has resigned from the magazine to be “free from any kind of pressure” as its employee.
Mr. Tejpal has been charged with rape by the Goa police.
When contacted, the girl told PTI that she has resigned from Tehelka.
Sources said she had sent her resignation to the Tehelka management two days ago, as she wanted to be free from any kind of pressure as an employee of the organisation.
The woman journalist on Saturday had issued a statement suggesting she and her family were being subjected to pressure and intimidation at an “intensely traumatic” time to “protect” Mr. Tejpal.
Disappointed over Tehelka management’s handling of the case, consulting editor Jay Mazoomdaar and Revati Laul, an assistant editor, have also have put in their papers.
A three-member Goa police team in the last two days had quizzed Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury and three employees who were contacted by the victim to corroborate her version.