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Sexual slur against Ravenshaw professor

Cuttack: An assistant professor of Ravenshaw University landed in a major trouble after a girl student leveled sexual harassment charges against him leading to his suspension.

Vice chancellor Prakash Sarangi placed Dr Alekha Kumar Sutar of PG department of Chemistry under suspension after a complaint was lodged by the girl, an official release said.

The VC further asked the Sexual Harassment Cell of the varsity to investigate into the matter. Next course of action will be decided after inquiry, sources said.

Sutar, an IIT (Rourkee) alumnus, has also been ordered not to leave the headquarters without permission of vice chancellor. It is further ordered that during period of suspension the headquarters of the accused professor shall be office of the registrar. However, he will be entitled to the payment of subsistence allowance, it added.

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