Five days after a second-year BCom (hons) student at Satyawati College (morning) was molested by college security guards inside the classroom, the college has decided to install CCTV cameras to keep the campus under surveillance.
"As a security measure for the future, we are planning to get CCTV cameras in the college premises. The governing body of the college has passed the plan but there are still some issues in the implementation as a consensus on the location of these has not been built," said Shamsul Islam, principal, Satyawati College (morning).
The incident took place on Saturday around 1.30pm after the classes got over. The girl was sitting in the classroom with her classmate when two guards and an attendant entered and started intimidating them.
"The attendant and one guard took the boy outside the classroom, leaving the girl alone with the second guard. He first extorted money from the girl and after she paid him Rs 100, he molested her," said Meenu Chaudhary, DCP, (northwest).
The victim lodged a complaint with the college principal on Sunday after which the college authorities informed the police and fired the guards.
"We have arrested the two guards while the attendant is absconding. Cases of molestation and extortion have been lodged against the accused so that they cannot get away easily," Chaudhary added.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the college principal said students should not be afraid of coming forward if such an incident ever happens with them.
"The girls should have come to us on Saturday itself. Nonetheless, the fact that she came forward is worth appreciating. Guards are present in the college to make sure that nothing untoward happens to students and this is what makes the whole incident more disgusting," he said.
According to the principal, one of the guards was employed in the college for the last two years.