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AMU teacher suspended for sexual harassment

The faculty member, a Reader in the Sanskrit department, made lewd passes at the girl after calling her to his room.
None | By Press Trust of India, Aligarh (uttar Pradesh)
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2006 03:55 PM IST

A faculty member at the Aligarh Muslim University has been suspended on the charge of sexually harassing a girl student, university sources said on Wednesday.

The girl, a post-graduate student, had alleged in a written complaint to the university's Vice-Chancellor that Shareef Ahmad, a Reader in the Department of Sanskrit, made lewd passes after calling her to his room.

A senior university official said that action was taken against Ahmad following the report of an inquiry conducted by the University Women's Cell.

Sources said the Cell would meet again to recommend further punishment, if deemed necessary.

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