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Jadavpur varsity to probe professor’s son for sexual harassment

Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Jadavpur University will form a committee to investigate sexual harassment allegations by 13 varsity students against a professor’s son, an official said on Wednesday.

The allegations have been made against Ekalavya Chaudhuri, the son of Chandrayee Niyogi, a professor in the English department of the university.

“The Vice Chancellor will form a committee today (on Wednesday) comprising faculty and students,” Jadhavpur University Registrar P.K. Ghosh told IANS.

In a social media post, an under-graduate student of the varsity’s English department alleged that she had been sexually harassed by Ekalavya, also a student of the English department.

The student said she had first lodged a complaint against the boy in August last year.

Following the post, 12 more girls from the university have come forward with a similar complaint.

The victims have accused Ekalavya of harassing them both online and in person.

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