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Teacher sent on leave after complaints of sexual harassment

Press Trust of India  |  Kalyani (WB) 

The University has sent a on forced leave for an indefinite period after a number of female students complained of sexual against him, a top said today.

The accused, is a of the Department of Folklore, and he was asked to go on forced leave yesterday, the of University, Shankar Kumar Ghosh, said.

"We received the complaints of sexual against the about two months ago and had initiated an inquiry," the said.

"In the meantime, we received letters from the UGC, and many other bodies asking about the allegations of sexual harassment," he added.

Then, the (ICC) on sexual of women at work place, at the university, took the decision, he said.

"The students were afraid to speak about the matter. Therefore, to carry out investigations transparently, the committee, as per UGC guidelines, sent the on forced leave till further notice," Ghosh said.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:25 IST