Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 8 :
A seven-member committee constituted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bhubaneswar in Odisha has begun its probe into the allegation of sexual harassment leveled by two MTech girl students against a professor of the institute.
The IIT-B authorities have already asked the accused professor to go on indefinite leave till the inquiry process is over.
The seven member committee probing the allegations has five women members including the head Prof Seema Bahinipati , said sources in the IIT.
Reports said two girl students of MTech second year had lodged a complaint with the Institute’s director on April 27 against the accused professor for sexually harassing them over the last few months. They had also alleged in their complaint that the professor used tocall them frequently to his chamber.
“We have formed a committee on Monday to conduct an inquiry after we received formal complaints from the girls, ”,said IIT-Bhubaneswar Registrar BK Ray.
The issue has caused outrage among the students who have demanded stringent action against the accused professor.