Press Trust of India|Sep 11, 2022
Bihar: LNMU orders probe as students accuse professor of sending lewd messages
Lalit Narayan Mithila University female students made a complaint against Hindi assistant professor of sending lewd messages.
DARBHANGA: The state-run Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU) in Bihar's Darbhanga district has ordered an enquiry against an assistant professor of the Hindi department for allegedly fraternising with female students and sending them lewd messages, an official said on Tuesday. The enquiry has been ordered on the basis of a complaint made by female students against the professor, said Mushtaq Ahmed, the registrar of the varsity.
"All charges against the assistant professor will be enquired thoroughly and appropriate action will be taken after the completion of the probe. The matter has been forwarded to the internal committee, constituted under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, of the university," he said. "All charges, including fraternising with female students, sending lewd text messages to them and academic dishonesty will be probed by the committee in a time-bound manner," he added.
In their complaint to the vice-chancellor, the students alleged that the professor misbehaved with them and abused them, besides threatening them with sabotaging their careers, Ahmed said. "We are always scared of coming to college because of his behavior. He always threatens us to finish our careers and deduct our marks. He pressurises us to file complaints against other faculties. He treats female students with inappropriate behavior. He sends lewd and objectionable text messages to female students," the students alleged in their complaint.
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