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Jadavpur University: Girl students alleges sexual harassment by professor’s son

A group of 13 girls at the Jadavpur University have alleged that son of a professor in the English department sexually harassed them repeatedly over the years.

India TV News Desk, Kolkata [ Published on: July 27, 2016 17:19 IST ]
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Jadavpur University

A group of 13 girls at the Jadavpur University have alleged that son of a professor in the English department sexually harassed them repeatedly over the years.

The allegations have been made against Ekalavya Chaudhuri, the son of Chandrayee Niyogi, a professor in the English department of the university.

In a social media post, an under-graduate student of the varsity's English department alleged that she had been sexually harassed by Ekalavya, also a student of the English department.

The student said she had first lodged a complaint against the boy in August last year. Following the post, 12 more girls from the university have come forward with a similar complaint.

The victims have accused Ekalavya of harassing them both online and in person.

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Registrar Pradip Ghosh confirmed that the girls have registered a formal complaint with the university, although police said they had not received a complaint.

Ghosh said that a committee will be formed soon to investigate sexual harassment allegations by students against Ekalavya.

"The Vice Chancellor will form a committee today (on Wednesday) comprising faculty and students," University Registrar PK Ghosh said.

Meanwhile, the students today threatened to continue the departmental boycott of classes.

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