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Sikkim varsity prof removed following sexual harassment charge

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

The University Tuesday removed a after a student lodged a complaint of sexual harrasment against him by a student of his department, an said.

The accused professor, who is the of the Mass Communications Department, was barred from visiting the department and also from evaluating answer scripts of its students, Prof T K Kaul said in a notification.

"The HOD of the has been removed from the post pending an inquiry into the allegation of against him by one of the girl students of his department," Kaul said.

The victim had submitted a written complaint on Sunday and the decision was made on the basis of the recommendations of the internal complaints committee of the university, the said.

"The internal complaints committee held a preliminary probe in the matter and recommended action against the accused professor," Kaul said.

According to some students, the alleged incident of had taken place about a week back at a marriage reception in a hotel where both the victim and the accused were invited guests along with several other employees and students of the university.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 19:21 IST
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