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Several Women Accuse India’s Wildlife Conservationist Shailendra Singh Of Sexual Abuse, Investigation Ongoing

March 24, 2023 | by Pragya Dubey

A shocking case of another #MeToo allegation made headlines on Friday, March 24. It is for the very first time that a well-known person working in the country’s wildlife conservation society has been accused of several sexual harassments assault by his juniors. Wildlife conservationist Shailendra Singh is currently being investigated for all the sexual harassment allegations made against him. The three victims who came forward to report their ordeal have disclosed some shocking details about the alleged crime.

As per reports on these allegations, wildlife conservationist Shailendra Singh who is one of the most famous personalities in this field has been accused of sexual harassment by several women while they were working under him. The Turtle Survival Alliance India Project was headed by Shailendra Singh and it was during those years that the alleged sexual harassment victims worked under him. Since the job demanded the women work in isolated areas and forests, the alleged sexual assaulter used that as an opportunity to abuse those women.

One of the victims alleged that Shailendra Singh offered her to stay at his home during one of the projects. She accused the conservationist of forcing her to sleep with him in the same bedroom and also abused him that night. Another victim accused Shailendra Singh of treating her with contempt after she refused to go ahead with his sexual advances, as per the news reports.

After these allegations came to light, Shailendra Singh was removed from his post as the director of Turtle Survival Alliance India Project. The alleged accused was also being considered for a Nobel Prize in his field of work and is also a receiver of the Behler Turtle Conservation Award 2021. The investigation on this matter is ongoing and more details are awaited.

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It is just shocking to know that a man who was honoured with such prestigious awards in his field of work may have committed unforgivable sins against women!

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Pragya Dubey

Pragya Dubey gives the impression of an introvert, but can kill you with her sharp words. She tries to keep her research spotless, loves to travel, and watch thriller movies. But hates to pen down their reviews!

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