Stephen’s row: Victim refuses to appear before committee

The complainant in connection with the alleged molestation case involving her professor at St Stephen’s College has refused to appear before the institution’s Internal Complaints Committee, saying she is “seeking redress elsewhere”.

“I would like to make it abundantly clear that I have withdrawn my complaint from your committee and do not wish to pursue the matter before it as I am seeking redress elsewhere. “Given the present situation of my withdrawal, the need for my appearance before the committee does not arise,” she said in an email to the Internal Complaints Committee’s (ICC) chairman. The complainant, a research scholar at the college had withdrawn her complaint from the ICC on June 21 claiming that she has lost faith in the committee’s proceedings. The HRD ministry, however, had instructed the college to expedite the 
probe, and she was asked to appear before the ICC. 

The research scholar had approached police on June 19 alleging that she was molested by Satish Kumar, an assistant professor in the college’s Chemistry Department.  


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