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IIT BHUBANESHWAR SCANDAL 2014: Professor accused of mental harassment to Girls

IIT BHUBANESHWAR scandal
IIT BHUBANESHWAR

A seven-member committee has started an inquiry against an IIT-Bhubaneswar professor after two MTech students accused him of mental harassment recently. 

On April 27, the two female students lodged a common complaint with the IIT director accusing the professor of harassing them for the past few months. 

"The professor threatened to spoil our career and give us poor marks in examination. He wanted us to visit his chamber regularly. He even asked us to visit his house alone at night," one of the girls said. On April 25, the professor attempted to barge into their flat, she alleged. 

"Recently, we went to Hirakud in Sambalpur on a study tour where the professor misbehaved with us. He insisted us to talk to him only. When we denied, he threatened us with dire consequences," she said. 

The IIT authorities said the probe panel consists of faculty members of the institute and a woman lawyer of the Orissa high court. 

"Soon after receiving the complaint, the institute took the matter seriously and immediately entrusted the committee to investigate the allegations," IIT-Bhubaneswar's registrar B K Ray told TOI. 

"The professor has been sent on leave until the inquiry is completed. The professor in question, who was assigned to guide the complainants in academic matters, has been replaced.'' 

The professor was not available for comment, but his colleagues vouched for his innocence. "We are shocked over such allegations. The professor is a nice gentleman. I learnt he was falsely dragged into controversy after he expressed his displeasure over the girls' poor performance in examination," another professor said. 



The IIT students, meanwhile, demanded strict punishment against the culprit. “It's not a good sign for an esteemed institution like IIT to report sexual harassment case. The unsavoury incident must not repeat,” said a few students.  
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