Patiala: College girls beat up prof for sending them obscene texts
The incident, which took place at the Government College for Girls in Patiala, was captured on mobile phone camera and the video was released by a news agency. Soon it went viral on WhatsApp and social networking sites and social media.
According to available reports the girl students had thrashed the professor as he allegedly used to send obscene messages to a girl on her mobile phone. The girl and her mother reported the matter to the college management, News18 TV channel reported on Monday.
The one-minute video clip shows a man (said to be the professor in the college) being thrashed by girls. The News18 report said that the girl students and their parents took the professor to the police station. At the police station, the professor tendered an apology to the girls and their parents and reportedly said that he would not resort to such thing in future. After this, the girls and their parents did not initiate any police action against the professor, the report said.
Meanwhile, the report also said that the college management had formed a 5-member committee after receiving the victim girl and her mother reported the matter to them. This 5-member committee has been formed to probe the matter and an appropriate action would be taken against anyone who is found guilty. Till then no action has been taken against the accused professor by the college management, the report said.
In a similar incident this year, a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor in New Delhi was accused of sexually harassing several women students. Several JNU students also staged protests seeking action against the accused professor. They demanded that the professor be suspended and barred from entering the JNU premises. The professor, Atul Johri, was later arrested by Delhi Police, following which he was released on bail, a Zee News report said.