Molestation case: Students demand St. Stephen’s principal’s resignation

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Scores of students on Monday protested outside the St. Stephen’s College here demanding an external inquiry into the alleged molestation of a research scholar from the college and immediate resignation of the college principal.

“An external inquiry should be conducted into the role of the principal. He should be made to resign immediately,” Devansh Mehta, a protestor, told IANS.

They also demanded action against professor Satish Kumar, who is accused of molesting the research scholar.

“The student should be allowed to complete her PhD on time. Also, the supervisor should be re-assigned,” another protestor said adding that a letter was sent to Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh and the head of department of chemistry in this regard.

Alleging that Thampu tried to dissuade the student from filing the case, the protestors said previous cases of sexual harassment in the college were also not addressed properly.

“Thampu tried to dissuade her from filing a case. He tried to resolve things between them internally, which was wrong,” Mehta said.

The students alleged that the college administration was more concerned about the reputation of the institute, rather than providing justice to the victims.

The protesting students said they would be taking their demands to the human resource development ministry and women and child ministry as well.

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