Girl student brings ‘sexual harassment’ charges against principal

Bhubaneswar: A girl, who is now on Commissionerate police radar in connection with blackmailing of a principal of a private college, has instead brought sexual harassment charges against the said college official.

In a video uploaded on social media, the girl claimed, “Police wants to arrest me while I am not involvement in the blackmailing case.”

Moreover, she leveled sexual harassment charges against Prabir Pal, the Principal of the concerned private college.

While addressing a press conference, the girl further alleged that Pal had sexually harassed her while she had gone for an interview to his office through a contractor.

The girl claimed that the four accused, who have been arrested in the blackmailing case, were friends of the contractor.

“Fearing public humiliation, I had not reported the matter and came to know about the extortion and arrest of the four persons from news reports. I am not guilty. But police wants to arrest me. I will not surrender as I am not involved in the entire incident,” said the girl in the video.

The Principal of the college on the other hand admitted that the girl had come for an interview but the allegations leveled by her are completely baseless.

“As she had not brought any proper documents substantiating her educational qualifications, she was not selected for the job,” said Pal.

Senior officials of Commissionerate Police stated that the matter is being thoroughly investigated.

“We are investigating the case. Only after a medical examination, it can be ascertained whether the girl is an accused or a victim,” said Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Kumar Sahoo.