Sikkim varsity removes prof. accused of harassment

Sikkim University on Tuesday removed a professor after a student of his department lodged a complaint of sexual harassment against him, an official said.

The accused professor, who is the head of the Mass Communication Department, was barred from visiting the department and also from evaluating answer scripts of students, SU Registrar, Professor T.K. Kaul, said in a notification.

“The HoD of the Mass Communications Department has been removed from the post pending an inquiry into the allegation of sexual harassment against him by one of the girl students of his department,” Mr. 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 Registrar said.

According to some students, the alleged incident took place about a week ago at a marriage reception in a hotel where both the victim and the accused were invited as guests.


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