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Stephen’s case: Victim sends caution note to Thampu, prof

“I call upon both of you to jointly ensure within the next 7 days that my stipend calculated from the period of October 15, 2014, to June 30, 2015, at Rs 20,800 per month is released to me along with Rs 1,21,420 as travel grant.

“...that my chemical compounds namely NY-6, 2NY-91, 2NY-92, 2NY-132 are returned to me in their proper form as synthesised by me and all the relevant computational data in respect of my compounds and my research are given back to me by the professor,” she said in a caution note sent to both of them. A copy of the same has been marked to the HRD ministry and University Grants Commission (UGC).

The victim had approached police last month, alleging that she was molested by Satish Kumar, an assistant professor in the college’s Chemistry department under whom she was pursuing her research.

She had also accused college principal Valson Thampu of “shielding” the teacher when the matter was reported to him. Following a meeting with the victim last week, HRD Minister Smriti Irani had directed the Delhi University to ensure that her stipend is released on time, she is granted unrestricted access to the laboratory and assigned a new supervisor. The scholar had on Wednesday raised the same demands along with that of a female supervisor’s appointment with Delhi University’s Chemistry department. 
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