Sexual harassment at IIT Madras

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Reportedly IIT Madras has suspended professor B Ramamoorthy, a professor of mechanical engineering on the basis of sexual harassment charges against him. This complaint was submitted by a research scholar who accompanied him on an academic tour of Europe in September. During the visit professor told the student to stay in his room and that she accepted it with the knowledge of her mother and a friend, since she didn’t find anything wrong in sharing a room in a city in Southern Poland.

The student alleged she left the hotel after the professor tried to force himself on her at night.She had been through “severe depression and weight loss” in the weeks following the incident, according to statements of her friends, as recorded by the inquiry committee.

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