Harassment of girls: Panel report in 6 days

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Shimla, Aug 11: Nand Lal Sharma, Principal, Government Degree College, Kullu, said a committee had been formed after a written complaint was received from four girls against a female professor today. He said the committee would submit its report within six days and would forward it to the higher authorities for further action.

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He added that a preliminary report and information about the issue had already been sent to the authorities.Four girl students of the college had approached the police on Tuesday to complain against a female professor for allegedly harassing them to take back an earlier complaint against her husband.

The girls had given a complaint to the college management in September last year and alleged that a professor used to engage in obscene talks with them and caused them mental harassment.The professor was transferred in December to some other college after a probe was conducted by a committee. However, his wife assumed the charge in February this year at Kullu College.

The principal said disciplinary action was underway against the professor after the complaints from the girls were received last year and chargesheet of the case had already been submitted to the higher authorities. He added that the girls did not approach the college management and directly went to the police. He further added that internal investigation in both the matters was underway.

Meanwhile, the telephonic conversation of alleged professor with a girl had gone viral on social media. The students have demanded suspension of both professors and sought quick justice to prevent further abuse by the alleged accused.

Kullu SP Shalini Agnihotri said the police had already registered a case at the women police station and was carrying out further investigations.She added that statements of both the alleged accused would be registered by the police under this case.

Source Tribune India

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