Tezpur varsity prof suspended for sexual harassment

A senior professor of Tezpur University,C S H N Murthy,who was also head of the Mass Communication department

Written by Express News Service | Guwahati | Published: June 4, 2013 4:27:22 am

A senior professor of Tezpur University,C S H N Murthy,who was also head of the Mass Communication department,was on Monday placed under suspension following an allegation of sexual harassment by a woman student of the department.

Confirming this,A K Buragohain,Registrar of the Central university,located around 200 km away from here,said while the student had filed a written complaint against Prof Murthy of repeated sexual harassment,the Grievance Committee on Sexual Harassment took a statement of the student and recommended the matter to the authorities.

“He has been placed under suspension and removed of his headship after duly giving him an opportunity to defend himself,” added the Registrar.

The university,meanwhile,has convened an emergency meeting of its Board with a single-point agenda of discussing this matter,following which further proceedings would be drawn up,he said.

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