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Student accuses prof of rape

india Updated: Aug 21, 2010 13:44 IST
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hindustan Times
BSA College

A case was registered on Friday against a professor of the BSA College of Mathura for allegedly raping a girl student of the same college. The victim, a B Sc final year student, alleged that the Head of Department for Botany, Dr JS Parihar, raped and threatened her of dire consequences if she spoke anything about it. The case was registered with DIG Agra under sections 376 and 506 of the IPC at the Mahila Thana on the girl's complaint.

The accused HoD is also an office-bearer of the Teacher's Association of University. According to the victim, the professor concerned used to call girl students under the pretext of tuitions and threatened to fail them, if they did not submit to his wishes. The victim belongs to a rural area in Mathura district and has been facing physical and mental torture for ten months.

She said she tried to escape from the professor's clutches, but the accused 'guru' repeatedly threatened him of dire consequences, especially after she strengthened her case against him by preparing a CD about his misconduct. The victim was forced to come to Agra after the local police of Mathura didn't help her. Talking to Hindustan Times on Friday, DIG, Agra range said, "The matter was brought to my knowledge by the girl today. She claimed she had sufficient evidence against Parihar. A case was lodged against the professor and investigation in the matter is on.

The Mahila Thana at Agra has taken up the matter after a report was lodged u/s 376 and 506 (rape and threat to life)." Vice-chancellor of Dr BR Ambedkar University Prof KN Tripathi said, "We have ordered an enquiry into allegations of the girl's marks having been manipulated. Once the roll number comes to light, the Dean will re-examine these copies. The enquiry team is going to submit a report within two days and appropriate action would be taken accordingly."