A Dalit assistant professor in Varanasi’s Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has alleged assault, molestation and humiliation in her department by two colleagues, including a woman and two students.
What we know?
The complainant has alleged that the incident took place on May 22 but the police refused to lodge the case until August 27.
As per reports, the complainant has alleged that colleagues from her department were ‘regularly talking about stripping her, and making her do rounds of the university.’
What she claimed:
“On May 22 around 2 PM, one of them came to my chamber and said that he will get me removed from my post and kill me. I came out of my chamber and then the other accused shut the door of the department. One of them held me and tried to do inappropriate things with me after tearing my clothes,” she told The Indian Express.
She further alleged that the whole activity was recorded by one of the accused.
“The others kicked and punched me,” she mentioned in her complaint.
Because I am a Dalit:
She has alleged that she is being targeted because she is a Dalit. “The whole issue is over my refusal to remove someone from his post. They were putting pressure on me and I refused. Then they did this,” she added.
She has also wrote to HRD Ministry, SC and ST Commission and Chief Minister.
FIR Against four:
IPC Section 323 – voluntarily causing hurt
IPC 342 – Wrongful confinement
IPC 354-B – Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe
IPC 504 – Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace
IPC 506 – Criminal Intimidation (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
One of the accused has told The Indian Express that the allegations are made up and baseless.