Mumbai: Engineering student alleges professor touched her inappropriately, forcefully kissed her

Crime against women is on the rise in Mumbai. One such incident came to light when a first-year BTech student alleged that she was molested by her professor. The student of a reputed engineering college in Mumbai alleged that she was molested by the professor in his cabin. In her complaint letter to the institute’s director, she said that the professor touched her inappropriately and forcefully kissed her.

According to Hindustan Times, the incident took place on May 18 when she went to professor’s cabin at around 5 pm, to get a signature on a form. She, in her a complaint, alleged that the professor asked her to shut the door of his cabin after she had entered. And then he came close to her, pulled her towards him and forcefully kissed her on the lips. She also alleged that while kissing he ran his hands over her body, and then she pushed him away. The professor threatened her that he would make sure she failed in the exams if she did not listen to him. She managed to run-away from the cabin and informed her father about the incident.

The director has forwarded the complaint to the internal complaints committee (ICC) and the professor has been sent on a forced leave. The committee began its probe on Tuesday by conducting hearings, but still the complainant hasn’t appeared before the committee. The director of the institute told the leading daily, “I met the student and her father. She narrated the incident to me. They haven’t been able to appear before the committee so far owing to some reason. And the committee will work as per Vishakha guidelines.”

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