Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A lecturer of a junior college was detained by police on Tuesday for allegedly misbehaving with a girl student in Naktideul area in Sambalpur district.

Naktideul police started an investigation into the incident by detaining the lecturer following a written complaint by the victim.

As per reports, the girl student was reading in the junior college by staying in the hostel. As per the allegation by the student, the lecturer of the Physics Department misbehaved with her inside the laboratory on December 24. However, she could not tell about the incident to anybody at that time out of fear. When she went home during vacation, she told about the incident to her family members. 

Subsequently, the victim reportedly submitted a written complaint to the principal in this regard on February 2. However, the college authorities took the complaint lightly and no action was taken against the lecturer. Hence, she was forced to lodge a police complaint against the lecturer along with his family members on Monday evening.

Naktideul police have registered a case in this connection and started an investigation into the incident. As per sources, the accused is likely to be forwarded to the court today.

Meanwhile, local residents have expressed their resentment over the inaction of the college authorities after receiving the complaint from the victim.