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The News Minute | October 20, 2014 | 08:46 am IST  A high-level probe has been demanded into the assault of Rashmi V Mahesh, an IAS officer and Director-General of the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in Mysore, by the Karnataka State Women’s Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa on Sunday, reports The New Indian Express.  The Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee had issued a notice to Rashmi asking her why she went to the media. Following this Manasa issued a notice to Kaushik Mukherjee, asking him to explain why he issued a notice to Rashmi instead of ensuring adequate measures were taken for the IAS officer's protection.  Manasa, who has demanded a probe by an independent agency, was unhappy with the police's inaction and found the attack shameful. “During my visit, Rashmi explained her horrifying experience. Her tooth was broken, one eye injured and she had sustained head injuries in the mob attack,” Manasa told The New Indian Express.  The assault took place on Wednesday in the institute premises after the body of the one of the employees of the institute, which was found earlier in the day in the premises, was brought back after post-mortem.  19 people were arrested in connection to the assault and it was alleged that the attackers were former contract employees of the institute. The attackers alleged that the employee committed suicide after being harassed by Rashmi.  However, Rashmi earlier told The Hindu that “It was a pre-meditated assault” on her for demanding a CBI inquiry into some irregularities committed in the institute before she took over as Director-General.

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