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Pavitra suicide case: DU college principal booked

PTI  New Delhi, October 17, 2013
First Published: 11:58 IST(17/10/2013) | Last Updated: 12:02 IST(17/10/2013)

The principal of Delhi University’s Bhim Rao Ambedkar College was booked on Friday by the police for abetting the suicide of a former employee who had accused him of sexual harassment.

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The police had earlier registered a case of suicide in the matter. “We have added Section 306 of the IPC for abetment of suicide and further investigations are on in the case," said deputy commissioner of police (Central) Alok Kumar.

The college principal GK Arora was suspended on October 11 by the DU administration till the completion of a judicial probe in the case.

The Delhi government on October 9 had ordered a judicial probe into case of 35-year-old Pavitra Bhardwaj who had set herself on fire outside the Delhi Secretariat on September 30.

Bhardwaj, who succumbed to injuries on October 7, had alleged sexual and mental harassment by Arora and another staff member. She was sacked from the college two years ago.

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