With the increasing crimes against women, it is heartbreaking to see that even the world-renowned institutions are failing to provide a safe place to its women students.
Getting admission to an IIT is every kids’ dream. But, only a few fortunate ones get this opportunity. While many celebrate IIT for its academic excellence, an incidence has surfaced that left many shocked.
According to The New Indian Express, a 30-year-old woman doing her research at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (IIT-M), became a victim of sexual abuse. The Ph.D. scholar noticed someone was trying to film her in the women’s restroom on campus. The alert Ph.D. scholar spotted a phone camera through a hole in the wall.
As per the sources, an investigative official was quoted saying,
“She took the phone and found the camera was on. Immediately, she rushed outside, locked the men’s bathroom from outside and called the security guard.”
The campus security found Assistant Professor Subham Bannerjee in the locked restroom. Subsequently, the faculty member of the Aerospace Engineering department was also arrested.
As per The Times of India, he has admitted guilt and his phone has been sent to a forensic lab to retrieve deleted videos. The man has been charged under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code.
As per the section in law, anybody who outrages the modesty of a woman will be punished with imprisonment, fine, or both. A Kotturpuram police officer was quoted adding,
“We are awaiting results from the lab to find out if he had filmed other women too.”
At IFORHER, we are heartbroken how a professor of a reputed institute could engage in such a shameful act. We hope that he would put behind bars so that his punishment could be a lesson to other creeps and perverts.