Hyderabad University professor suspended for alleged sexual assault of foreign student


HYDERABAD: The University of Hyderabad on Saturday suspended Professor Ravi Ranjan, hours after he was arrested by the police on allegations of attempting to sexually assault a overseas scholar.

The Central University positioned Professor Ravi Ranjan of the division of Hindi underneath suspension with fast impact.

“The University condemns the incident that occurred involving Prof. Ravi Ranjan, Department of Hindi, and a student on December 02, 2022,” reads an announcement from the college.

“Based on the criminal complaint under investigation vide FIR No. IPC 1391/2022 registered under Sections 354 and 354 (A) of the IPC with the Gachibowli Police Station, Prof. Ravi Ranjan is placed under suspension with immediate effect,” it added.

The motion got here after the college was rocked by the huge protest by college students demanding fast motion in opposition to the professor.

Police arrested the professor, who will likely be produced in a courtroom later within the day.

The professor allegedly known as the scholar to his residence close to the campus on Friday night on the pretext of educating her Hindi and tried to sexually assault her after providing alcohol.

The sufferer, who’s from Thailand and not too long ago joined Masters course, was rushed to the well being heart of the college by different college students. After the checkup, she lodged a grievance with Gachibowli Police Station underneath Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.

Director of Overseas Trade Program of the Central University additionally lodged a grievance.

The police registered a case in opposition to the professor underneath Indian Penal Code (IPC) part 354 (Assault or prison drive to lady with intent to outrage her modesty) and took him into custody.

Police recorded the 23-year-old sufferer’s assertion with the assistance of a translator.

Because the information unfold in regards to the sexual assault, college students gathered exterior the primary gate of the campus and staged a protest, demanding stringent motion in opposition to the professor.

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