Another DU teacher in sexual harassment row
Although the video was shot in September 2017, no complaint was filed then. “I did not complain because I was misled by the teacher in believing that it would leave him jobless and affect his wife and child. I took pity on him and did not act,” she said, explaining the delay.
However, she decided to circulate the video among some other students in January after getting to know that the man didn’t have any wife or child. Soon the college authorities also came to know about it and, the girl claimed, “traumatised” her not to raise the issue. “I am being threatened that I shall be suspended,” her letter pointed out.
The student also alleged that the internal complaints committee of the college was not functioning as per the UGC guidelines. A notification requesting applications for electing student representatives have been doing the round only since the video became viral, she said.
Principal Mukti Sanyal said the committee didn’t have any student representative as “earlier there was no complaint from the students. We are following the UGC guidelines”. Sanyal also said she was aware of the complaint and would discuss the matter with the VC.
National Students’ Union of India will protest on Wednesday, demanding the teacher’s suspension.
The Daulat Ram teacher, who was arrested on Monday, has been sent to judicial custody.