West Bengal names panel to probe Jadavpur molestation
Kolkata: The West Bengal government Monday announced a probe into the alleged sexual harassment of a female student of Jadavpur University.
"The panel headed by, Suranjan Das, vice-chancellor of Calcutta University will submit its report within 72 hours (THURSDAY morning)," said Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who met the victim at her residence Sunday.
The five-member panel includes eminent indologist Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri and West Bengal School Service Commission Chairman Subiresh Bhattacharya.
While the university formed a panel to investigate into the alleged incident wherein a female student was dragged into the boys' hostel and molested last month, the students have been demanding an independent probe panel.
Several students were injured in a police crackdown here Wednesday when they were demonstrating against acting vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty, seeking a fresh probe. The violent crackdown has led to students demanding Chakrabarty's removal.
The victim's father has alleged non-cooperation from Chakrabarty.