AGARTALA: Tripura police on Tuesday registered an FIR against an assistant professor of Tripura Central University allegedly for molesting a female student. Sub-divisional police officer Asish Dasgupta confirmed that the assistant professor in the philosophy department has been accused of molesting a final-year student. The victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the Amtali police station, on the outskirts of Agartala, leading to a probe into the case.
Meanwhile, demanding action against the assistant professor, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a sit-in demonstration in front of the chamber of Vice Chancellor Ganga Prasad Prasain on Tuesday. The ABVP members demanded the immediate suspension of the accused teacher until a thorough investigation into the case was completed. The Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students’ Welfare, Somdev Banik, held a meeting with the protesting ABVP members and assured them that the matter would be dealt with promptly and according to the university’s rules.
The internal complaint committee of the university will also take appropriate action to ensure justice for the student. It was reported that during a viva test in the philosophy department on Monday, the female student reported the incident of molestation by the assistant professor. The victim was admitted to a hospital as she became unconscious after the incident and her oxygen level had dropped. She was discharged on Tuesday. (IANS)