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PhD guide accused of sexual harassment, suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Rajkot 

University (SU) at in suspended on Friday a accused of sexually harassing a doctorate student.

Vice-chancellor said the action was taken against the professor, who is attached to the varsity's Bio-Science department, following a meeting of SU's syndicate.

A woman student who was pursuing her doctorate under the professor's guidance had alleged that he sexually harassed her and threatened not to let her finish her PhD if she did not cooperate, the said.

"This is a serious matter. To maintain students' faith in the university as well in its teachers, the syndicate members met today and decided to take a stern action against him," Dave said.

"He has been suspended with immediate effect," she said.

The complainant woman told reporters that she has also decided to approach police. However, no criminal case has been lodged yet.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 19:40 IST