Two professors IIT Roorkee booked for sexual harassment


The Hush Post|12:00 am |1-min-read

Two professors at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee ( IIT-R) have been booked for alleged sexually harassing of a dalit research scholar. The 27-year-old woman had filed a police complaint against three faculty members last week for using casteist remarks against her and sexually assaulting her.
She had also accused the institute authorities of refusing to take action against the faculty member, despite repeated complaints. Acting on the complaint, police had then formed a three-member SIT to probe the matter.

The FIR against the professors has been filed under 354-A (sexual harassment) and 354-D (any man who follows a woman to foster personal interaction without her wishes) of the  Indian Penal Code, and the SC/ST Act for allegedly using caste slurs for the student,” a police official said.

“The FIR was filed late on Thursday night, and a police investigation has been initiated in the case,” he said.

Also, he further added that no arrests have been made yet.











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