New Delhi professor held for sexual assault

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New Delhi, June 20: A sexual harassment case has been registered against an assistant professor in St Stephen's college affiliated to the Delhi University after a student filed a complaint against him.

The student was pursuing a post-doctoratal thesis in Chemistry at the college and she alleged that she has been harassed by her guide for the past 2 years.

Rape

The accused, Satish Kumar, is said to have assaulted her in October 2013, but she did not press charges against him fearing that would ruin her career.

Following this, the professor had apologised to her.

But the situation remained the same. He touched her inappropriately in the lab and tried to hug her. He also threatened her once if she did not wear a yellow saree in the lab and said that he would pour sulphuric acid on her.

He also discussed sex and relationships with her. The student also said that the professor stopped guiding her when she did not respond to his advances.

Her complaint to the college principal Valson Thampu last December also did not work. She said that instead of helping her, he was more insistent on withdrawing the complaint.

The student also said that because of this, her dissertation was affected. She is likely to record her statement in front of the magistrate. Although no arrests have been made, the police said that they would summon the college authorities and seek records.

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