IIT-Guwahati suspends student arrested on charge of molesting a fellow woman student

Apr 05 2021 01:17 PM
IIT-Guwahati  suspends student arrested on charge of molesting a fellow woman student

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) on Monday suspended the student arrested on the charge of molesting a fellow woman student

The four other students being investigated by the police for their alleged involvement in the incident have been isolated from each other on the institute's campus and will be retained there for further police investigations as well as internal investigations, the statement said.

A statement issued by IIT Guwahati said on Monday ''the institute condemns such heinous acts in the strongest possible terms'', the statement said that ''the institute has been cooperating with the police on the investigation on the sexual assault of the woman student on campus''.

''These acts are a serious violation of the disciplinary rules of the institute, compromising the safety and security of students, hostel boarders, and residents of the campus and disruptive to the institute's environment. The institute is also putting in place enhanced safety and security measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future'', it said.

IIT-G claimed that sections of the media have been ''filing unverified'' reports about the incident and about the institute discharging the girl student without following doctors' advice from the Gauhati Medical College Hospital where she was admitted.

It said ''This is a very sensitive issue with implications on the future well-being of the girl student.

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People from the in-laws' side beaten up the woman, crowd kept watching as mute spectators