JNU student alleges molestation by varsity official
The woman said the JNU official passed the remark at Sabarmati Dhaba on the varsity premises.cities Updated: Nov 02, 2017 00:11 IST
A JNU student has accused a university official molesting her and making a sexist remark against her on October 10. The official, however, rejected the charge as false and motivated.
The woman said the JNU official passed the remark at Sabarmati Dhaba on the varsity premises. She also alleged that he did so because she had held a protest against “raids” at girls hostels. She claimed that the official was involved in the “raids”.
The officials told Hindustan Times that a section of teachers had provoked the woman to register a complaint against him. “There are some teachers, who recently held a kangaroo court but nothing came out of it. These teachers target people from the weaker sections. They are targeting me by provoking a student. The hostel checking was part of a routine because of complaints from students,” he said.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (south) Chinmoy Biswal said an FIR was registered on Wednesday afternoon. “We are looking into the woman’s complaint. Nobody has been arrested so far.”
In her complaint, she alleged that while the protest against the raids was on, they had caught an outsider who was taking pictures of girls. “When we protested about the unauthorized intrusion and questioned the concerned person, he asserted that he was a friend of the teacher(accused JNU official).”
She also alleged that on October 10, when she was sitting at Sabarmati dhaba with her friends, the teacher came with a “few ABVP activists” and pointed fingers at her. She said when she raised slogans, the ABVP activists snatched phones of the students who were recording the incident.
The woman alleged that though she did not file a complaint, she got a mail from the proctor’s office about an inquiry against her. “I was shocked to see myself being implicated in an inquiry when it was me who was being harassed.”