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Sikkim varsity teacher removed

 GANGTOK, May 14 - The Sikkim University today removed a professor after a student lodged a complaint of sexual harassment against him, an official said.

The accused professor, who is the head of the Mass Communications Department, was barred from visiting the department and also from evaluating answer scripts, SU Registrar Prof TK Kaul said in a notification.

The victim had submitted a written complaint on Sunday and the decision was made on the basis of the recommendations of the internal complaints committee of the university, the registrar said.

According to some students, the alleged incident of sexual harassment had taken place about a week back at a marriage reception in a hotel where both the victim and the accused were invited guests along with several other employees and students of the university. – PTI

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