Jadavpur University student ‘molested’

Kolkata, March 21:

A first year Jadavpur University student was allegedly molested by three engineering students inside the campus, police said on Saturday.

rape“On the complaint of a first year student of the Sanskrit department, we have registered a case against three university students who allegedly assaulted and molested her last night,” an officer of the Jadavpur police station said.

No arrest has been made in this regard so far.

The victim said she was assaulted and molested after she refused to allow her bag to be checked while entering a festival organised by the Faculty of Engineering Technology Students’ Union (FETSU) at the campus.

“At the entrance of the fest these three students were standing and asked to check my bag. Since they were males, I said no. To which they said they will not allow me inside, and when I argued they bad mouthed me, assaulted and molested me,” said the victim.

A similar molestation case in the university last year had snowballed into a major controversy when vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti called for a police crackdown on students agitating for an independent probe into the molestation.

Sustained protests by the students and a section of teachers led to Chakarabarti being asked to step down by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (IANS)

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