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Jadavpur Univ student alleges sexual harassment

KOLKATA: Close on the heels of Jadavpur University’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) probing into allegations in opposition to global family members professor Kanak Sarkar, JU’s IR division has been rocked via sexual abuse allegations. An IR pupil on Friday lodged a formal grievance with the ICC in opposition to a fellow pupil, alleging harassment and sexual abuse.

IR head of the dept Om Prakash Mishra refused to comment on the topic. A senior IR professor stated, “No such grievance was made to the dept.” Vice-chancellor Suranjan Das remained unavailable for comment.

The pupil who lodged the grievance took to Facebook on Saturday to “inform everybody in and round JU, that an reputable grievance within the ICC has been lodged” in opposition to the IR post-graduate pupil. The pupil in opposition to whom the allegations have

been made additionally took to Facebook to refute all allegations. “In light of the allegations arising in opposition to me, I'd protect myself in opposition to it since I refute the claims. I am able for the investigations. Once notified from the ICC, I can duly cooperate with the investigation,” a portion of the post read.

According to resources, the grievance refers to incidents which happened a couple of months again. The pupil who has lodged the grievance narrates how she was subjected to harassment in college and sexually abused. She alleges her tormentor had attempted to silence her. Mentally wrecked, she claims, she found reinforce from her friends and family who urged her to take criminal step in opposition to her tormentor. The survivor was unavailable for comment. Sources with regards to her indicated, “The topic will probably be probed via the ICC. We will, alternatively, take all recourse available to us below law.”

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