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Professor held for demanding kiss from student in Mumbai

The accused had made the demand in exchange for more marks.

mumbai Updated: Mar 25, 2018 01:07 IST
Pratik Salunke
Pratik Salunke
Hindustan Times
The girl is a minor, studying in a junior college. (HT FILE)

A professor was detained by the police in Ghatkopar after he allegedly demanded a kiss from a 17-year-old female student, studying in a junior college, in exchange for more marks during exam.

The incident took place in a Ghatkopar college on March 8, but it was reported on Saturday. The girl narrated the incident to her family, after which the irate family members launched a protest at the Pant Nagar police station.

The accused professor is in his thirties.

Rohini Kale, senior police inspector, Pant Nagar police station, said, “The accused demanded a kiss from the girl to increase her marks in an exam. We have registered a case against the professor, and he is being questioned further.”

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The case has been registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 354 A (making sexually coloured remarks) and also under the relevant sections of the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO).

First Published: Mar 25, 2018 01:06 IST