More than a year after allegedly forcing a student into sex, Neeraj Sahay, a professor at Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), was arrested in Maharasthra's Thane on Tuesday evening.
The Kolkata police had registered a case of rape on December 24, but Sahay was absconding since then.
The Times of India reported that that he shuttled between three states and changed his mobile phones constantly to evade the dragnet. Finally, it was a tip from a local source in Kolkata that led to his arrest.
"Our team began tracking his phones. We prepared a list of numbers he might contact. Based on the analysis of these numbers, we tracked him down to Thane," a senior investigator told the newspaper.
It had earlier been reported that Sahay, who is a faculty member of the department of motion picture, photography and cinematography, was booked after a female student accused him of "coercing her into sex".
"He used to regularly take me to the terrace of D quar ters where he lived on the ground floor and finish off his bottle of booze. One day, he asked me why 'we are only talking and not kissing and having sex etc'... He started pursing me with more vigour and one day on the terrace I gave in," the girl wrote in her complaint.
However, she added that things soon got worse and she was faced with "domestic violence on top of the mental torture and sexual abuse," before he forced her into sex.