Complaint filed against doc for ‘caste-based’ remark

Cuttack: A police complaint has been filed against an associate professor of Radiology department in SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack for making caste-based remark on a student.

Dinesh Kumar Kisku, a Post Graduate student of the department in his complaint at Mangalbag police station alleged that associate professor of the department Dr Kalyani Parida asked him to leave class on August 04 after making a caste-based remark on him.

Though Kisku had intimated the college authorities about the incident, no action has been taken yet, he alleged.

Not only Kisku, all the students of the department have brought allegations against Parida and complained of Parida’s misbehavior towards them.

Asked about the case, Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora said a team is investigating the matter. Meanwhile college authorities have also formed a committee to inquire into the matter.

On the other hand, the SCB PG students association has threatened to cease work if no action was taken.