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Sexual assault rocks Games Village

Police are investigating claims that the head of the Mauritian Commonwealth Games team indecently assaulted a female athlete on the Gold Coast.

Mauritian chef de mission Kaysee Teeroovengadum last night quit amid the scandal, which is also being investigated by Games authorities.

Mauritian media reported a member of the team had accused Teeroovengadum of inappropriate “touching”.

Police Games commander Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said a formal complaint had not been made but “we’re making inquiries”.

“We hope to have a clearer picture by the morning,” he said.

A GOLDOC spokesman referred inquires to the Queensland Police Service.

Teeroovengadum stood down last night after a series of crisis meetings involving the government and the nation’s sporting authorities.

“After meeting with the members of the Olympic Committee and listening to the versions of the two people concerned, Kaysee Teeroovengadum made the decision to withdraw for the benefit of everyone and so that things could calm down,” the country’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Stephan Toussaint, said.


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