Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in the alleged sexual harassment of a woman PhD scholar at Bhubaneswar IIT, the student today filed a complaint against Professor PD Reddy and some authorities of the institute at Mahila police station here.
The PhD scholar, hailing from West Bengal, had last month levelled sexual harassment and abuse allegation against the professor.
The professor is also accused of torturing mentally the student’s husband, who is also pursuing PhD at Bhubaneswar IIT.
Seeking justice, the victim had earlier sent a notice to the IIT vice chancellor through her counsel and urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their intervention in the matter.
On the other hand, Bhubaneswar IIT authorities, in a press release, had termed the allegations ‘baseless’.