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Gurgaon prof held after student alleges sexual harassment

An assistant professor of the University Institute of Law and Management Studies,Gurgaon,was arrested after a 22-year-old student filed a case of sexual harassment against him on Monday.

Gurgaon |
April 9, 2013 1:10:36 am

An assistant professor of the University Institute of Law and Management Studies,Gurgaon,was arrested after a 22-year-old student filed a case of sexual harassment against him on Monday.

According to police,when the student resisted the professor’s sexual advances,he is said to have threatened her.

Along with a written complaint,the woman submitted audio and video recordings of the professor’s conduct. Based on the complaint and evidence,police registered a case and arrested him.

Earlier on Monday,students staged a protest outside the college demanding the arrest of the accused.

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Student union leader Gaurav said: “The student was being harassed. No action was taken after she complained to authorities three days ago. She was asked to keep quiet as authorities feared that the college’s reputation would be tarnished. Then,she told her classmates about the harassment.”

It is alleged that the professor harassed her over examination marks,assignments and attendance. Following the protest,the college will remain closed on Tuesday.

A student of the college said: “We have been protesting here since morning to ensure that an FIR is filed against the accused. Some of the teachers were helpful. They accompanied the woman to the police station.”

Jai Prakash,SHO,Sector 40 police station,said: “The student has filed a six-page complaint. The student alleged that he passed sexually derogatory remarks. He used to constantly text her and once tried to take her to his house. The student began gathering evidence against the professor. She submitted audio and video clips of his conduct. On the basis of the evidence,an FIR under relevant IPC sections has been filed against the accused. The professor has been arrested and he will be produced in court after a medical examination.”

The director of the college was not available for comment.

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