Four second-year physiotherapy students at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College filed a complaint of eve-teasing against a peon of the department, sources said Thursday.
Surprisingly, the college's women's grievance redressal cell has no clue about the incident.
The complaint was made to physiotherapy department head Dr Pradeep Bhargava.
While the peon is reported to have offered to tender his apology, furious parents met the department head Thursday, demanding stern action against the accused.
The college administration said the peon has been asked to apologise to the students.
"There was confusion. The peon's version of the story is that he accidentally locked the door and had no intention whatsoever,” said Dr Bhargava.
"We have reached a compromise, wherein we have asked the peon to apologise to the students."
The incident occurred a few days back when the students were preparing to leave a laboratory situated in the old building after classes.
The students in their complaint alleged that the peon had deliberately closed the door, leaving them locked inside.
Sources said the students had also pointed out that building was deserted and nobody would have been able to save them if any untoward incident had occurred.
The peon, the students said, used to often pass lewd comments at them.
Though the incident has raised questions over the safety of female students in the college, the institute’s women's grievance cell in-charge Dr Anita Muthra expressed ignorance.
"It is not in my knowledge. I am not aware of any such incident," she said.