GORAKHPUR: After a high-voltage drama, a sub-divisional magistrate skirted a legal tangle by tying the knot with his woman friend well past midnight on Saturday after she accused him of sexual exploitation on pretext of marriage. SDM Dinesh Kumar (38), a divorcee, was posted at Khadda in Kushinagar and was recently transferred to Hapur.
The woman confronted the SDM on Friday when Kumar reached Kushinagar to collect his belongings and accused him of dumping her after a prolonged relationship. She went to the office of district magistrate Anil Kumar Singh and alleged that SDM had been sexually exploiting her for four years and forced her to twice undergo abortion. The DM ordered a probe under ADM Vindhyavasini Rai.
However, the officials convinced Dinesh to marry her after which ceremony was solemnised at a Gayatri temple in Padrauna .
ADM Vidhyavasini Rai said, "The woman accused SDM Dinesh Kumar of sexual exploitation. However, he agreed to tie the knot following the intervention of senior officials. They got married at a temple in the presence of Sadar SDM Ramkesh Yadav and Hata SDM Pramod Tiwari ." The marriage was administered by priest Suresh Mishra.