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Prof arrested for 'sexually harassing' student in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

Police has arrested a professor for allegedly sexually harassing a female student in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.

The arrested person is head of the English department at MPC Autonomous College in Baripada, a police officer said.

The professor, accused of sexually harassing the second year PG student of the department, was arrested on Thursday based on an FIR lodged by the woman's father at Baripada police station, he said.

The students of the college had also staged a demonstration demanding the professor's arrest.

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First Published: Fri, November 22 2019. 11:25 IST