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SCB Prof accused of sexual torture deposes before Odisha women’s panel

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 11:

The head of the department of Pathology of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack, Dr Sitaram Mohapatra, who was recently shifted to the Health and Family Welfare department following allegations of sexual harassment of PG students, today appeared before the State Commission of Women (SCW) here and recorded his statement.

“I have given my statement on the incident to the Commission. You will know about the truth after the Commission completes its inquiry,” Mohapatra told reporters later.

“We will go through the statement of Mohapatra in detail and submit the report after completing our investigation,” said Lopamudra Buxipatra, chairperson of SCW.

The accused professor, who had remained at large since the day the allegations were made against him by the victims, was granted interim relief by the Odisha High Court yesterday.