Odisha NIT sexual exploitation row: CSO suspended

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rourkela, May 27:

Two days after students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Odisha’s Rourkela alleged sexual exploitation of a female security officer by the institution’s chief security officer (CSO), authorities have suspended the erring official.


NIT, Rourkela director Sunil Kumar Sarangi today suspended CSO Balaram Champatiray on the basis of the preliminary report of the fact-finding team’s report.

Though Sarangi announced the suspension of Champatiray, students, however, remained rigid on their demand for a written order and an FIR against him with the police.

Earlier, on Thursday NIT authorities had debarred Champatiray from entering the campus until further orders.

A five-member fact-finding team was formed to probe into the incident from Thursday; the team submitted its preliminary report today. However, it will submit a detailed report within a week.

Notably, the NIT students on Wednesday had alleged that a woman security officer was sexually exploited by the institution’s CSO. In order to cement their allegations, the students had shown photographs and videos of the incident to media persons.

On the other hand, CSO Champatiray had the termed the allegations as baseless.



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