Varanasi: A zoology department professor in Banaras Hindu University has been suspended by the Vice-Chancellor for allegedly using obscene language and lewd comments on female students.
BHU VC Professor Rakesh Bhatnagar ordered his suspension after the meeting of Policy and Planning Committee, convened on Tuesday.
The accused professor is relieved from his duty immediately and taken off from the examination related work after the VC order.
The Women grievance cell of the university has been assigned by the VC to investigate the accusations leveled against the professor and submit the report to Rakesh Bhatnagar.
Fifth-semester students of the Zoology department of the University were on the academic tour of Odisha, where the alleged professor allegedly harassed girl students.
The girl students alleged that “He never missed a chance to misbehave with us and took us to Konark Sun temple rather taking us to the scheduled Nandan Kanan Zoological Park.”
“The Zoology professor also threatened to reduce our marks and had been doing this inside the classroom as well. This time he crossed the entire limit and was asking inappropriate questions to us by showing the sculptures at the temple,” said a student who was on this academic tour of Odisha.
Professor Rakesh Bhatnagar has taken the matter seriously and immediately taken the step soon after receiving the girl’s complaint in writing.
The Vice-chancellor has assured that appropriate action will be taken against the accused professor after the completion of the investigation.