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Austrian academician assaulted in Viswa Bharati

Written by: Staff

Santiniketan, Sep 10 (UNI) Viswa Bharati's Indo-Tibetan department head, Andria Losari, an Austrian national, was allegedly assaulted by her departmental reader and lecturer in the varsity here today.

She has lodged a complain with the Bolpur police station that she had been physically and mentally assaulted by Reader Dr Namgayal and lecturer Prakriti Chakrabarty.

She also lodged a complain against the two scholars with the insitution and said she would inform the embassy about the episode of harrassment.

Ms Losari told the police that she had a confrontation with Ms Chakrbarty and Dr Namgayal over pasting of a notice on the department's board today. She said she was physically assaulted by Dr Namgyal soon after pasting the notice.

Ms Losari, was appointed in the Indo-Tibetan department from June this year for a one-year contract when Sujit Bose was Vice-Chancellor of the University.

After Mr Bose's term ended and an interim VC, took over, Ms Losari's salary was stopped. She then appealed to the Austrian Embassy, which requested the Indian government to mediate. Her salary became regular and she was elevated as head of the department after Rajat Kanta Roy took over the charge of VC recently.

Poilce and University authorities said that the investigation was on.


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