Stephen’s prof denied bail in sexual harassment case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2015 16:38 IST

A Delhi court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail petition of a St Stephen's professor accused of sexually harassing a student of the college.

Police had registered an FIR against the chemistry professor on June 19 for sexual assault and harassment. In her complaint, the student also accused principal Valson Thampu of trying to hush up the matter and 'intimidate' her into withdrawing her complaint.

In his bail application, the accused said the student had "concocted" the incidents, pointing out that he couldn't have molested and stalked her as he was 85% physically disabled and walked with the help of a cane. He also said there was no need to arrest him as he was willing to join the investigation.

Opposing bail, public prosecutor RK Tanwar said the professor had already tampered with evidence with the help of the principal and had attempted to rape the girl. He also alleged the principal had forced the girl to give in writing that she did not want to pursue the matter.

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