Math professor in Mumbai engineering college booked for molesting student
The student said she was molested by the professor inside his cabin at the institute on May 18.mumbai Updated: May 29, 2018 11:05 IST
A mathematics professor of a reputable engineering college in Mumbai was booked on Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman student of the institute.
HT had reported about the first-year student’s complaint. The student said she was molested by the professor inside his cabin at the institute on May 18. In her complaint to the institute director, the student said the professor touched her inappropriately and forcefully kissed her when she went to him to get a signature on a form. She alleged the professor asked her to shut the door of his cabin after she had entered, and came close to her while they spoke.
He then pulled her towards him and forcefully kissed her on the lips while running his hands over her body, the student alleged. The student claimed she managed to run away from the cabin and informed her father about the incident on returning home.
The police booked the professor after the student filed a complaint. N Ambika, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone IV, said, “Investigation is going on, but no arrests have been made yet.”
The case was initially investigated by college authorities, but on Monday, the student, along with her father approached the police.
“The family hoped the college authorities would act against the professor, which is why they did not approach the police till now,” said a friend.