Sex Scandal-hit Mauritius official quits Commonwealth post

Mauritius’ head of mission at the Commonwealth Games in Australia has resigned after being accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour by an athlete.

Kaysee Teeroovengadum said he had quit the post so the “Mauritian delegation regains its serenity in the run-up to the start of the Games”.

“However, I reserve my right to the fullest to initiate any legal action, criminal or civil, as I may be legally advised,” he added.

His accuser’s lawyer said an official complaint of sexual harassment has been lodged with the police in Australia.

The alleged incident occurred shortly after the team moved into the athletes’ village.

“She is traumatized and uncomfortable because her room is opposite of that of her alleged attacker,” lawyer Rouben Mooroongapillay said.

Teeroovengadum will continue to stay in the athletes village, despite quitting his post.

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