Bangalore: Sexual harassment row haunts IIM-B, CAO sacked

Bangalore, May 30: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) confronted with a shameful revelations when its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) was accused of sexually harassing a woman, a doctor by profession.

In order to take stern action against the accused, the institute sacked Indu Shekar Vassisht, the CAO. The institute also faced criticism as it had sacked the victim soon after filing her complaint against Vassisht.

The victim was employed to cater to the students and faculties of IIM-Bangalore. Disappointed with the officials of the institute over their inactions against her complaint, the victim turned to the media.


She tried to show reality of the shocking incident inside the institute after becoming a Citizen Journalist with CNN-IBN. Soon after her strong move, Dr Pankaj Chandra, IIM-B director, sent a mail to all his staff.

Dr Chandra's mail informed about the immediate termination of the accused. The victim also had filed a complaint with local police and with women's commission.

Earlier a gender sensitivity committee of the institute was formed to inquire into her sexual harassment complaint. According to reports, the committee recommended his dismissal in mid-2012, but IIM-Bangalore did not pay hid to the recommend.

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