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    Sikkim University assistant professor booked for allegedly sexually harassing a colleague

    The complainant in the FIR highlighted that she tried to warn the accused on several instances by blocking his number and his social media account but the alleged instead started emailing her with sexual vulgar content.

    GUWAHATI: An assistant professor of Sikkim University has been booked by Ranipool police following a sexual harassment complaint lodged by a colleague.

    A source of the university said the victim, who is also an assistant professor with the same university has lodged an FIR at Ranipool police station against accused Dr Dinesh Kumar Ahirwar, Assistant Professor, Department of peace and conflict studies and Management stating she had been sexually harassed since 31st January by way of messaging and calling her repeatedly.

    According to the source, the complainant in the FIR highlighted that she tried to warn the accused on several instances by blocking his number and his social media account but the alleged instead started emailing her with sexual vulgar content thereby disrespecting her and harming her personal integrity.

    The source added the accused recently visited her house twice and again on August 17, the accused entered the house when the victim was alone without her prior invitation and consent and on expressing her annoyance, the accused argued with her making her feel uneasy and intimidated.

    When contacted, Sikkim University Registrar TK Kaul said, “We do not have any information on the allegation the institution is still undergoing holiday.” Similarly, S Paul, President of Sikkim University Teacher Association (SUTA) said, “we have not received anything officially so far, we will take action if found guilty.”

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