The Indian Institute of Technology,Guwahati (IITG) has suspended the coed accused of raping a batch mate on March 28. Four different college students allegedly concerned within the crime have additionally been remoted, mentioned the institute.
Facing criticism for the best way it dealt with of the incident, the premier institute has additionally assured enhanced safety measures to stop such incidents in future.
“[The accused] has been suspended from the institute with immediate effect from April 4 as recommended by the students disciplinary committee,” mentioned a press release issued by IITG on Monday, eight days after the alleged rape.
The pupil, who hails from Mumbai, was arrested by Amingaon police in Kamrup district on Saturday. Though IITG authorities haven’t but talked about the character of the sexual assault, police have registered a case of rape beneath part 376 of IPC.
“Four other students have been isolated from each other on campus and will be retained on campus for further police investigations as well as internal investigations,” the IITG assertion learn.
Police questioned the 4 on Saturday on suspicion of them being concerned within the crime, serving to the arrested accused or making an attempt to cover proof after the assault.
“Our investigations are underway. We will arrest others if there is any evidence of their involvement in the crime,” Kamrup superintendent of police Hitesh Chandra Roy mentioned.
Terming the incident as a “serious violation of disciplinary rules of the institute”, IITG mentioned it compromised the protection, safety of scholars, hostel boarders and residents of the campus. “The institute condemns such heinous acts in the strongest possible terms. The institute is also putting in place enhanced safety and security measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future,” it learn.
The authorities of IITG are dealing with flak for reporting the matter to the police 5 days after the alleged rape, on April 2, and in addition for allegedly taking the survivor from Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), the place she was taken after the incident, towards physician’s recommendation.
“The institute would like to clarify that the medical report is awaited only after which the nature of the assault can be confirmed. Also, all due procedures were followed as per the hospital guidance for discharge of the girl student,” the assertion learn.
Doctors at GMCH mentioned the coed was delivered to the hospital at 12.50am on March 29 and brought from there by IITG authorities round 4.30am the identical day, saying she can be handled on the institute’s hospital inside the campus.
“The student was unconscious when she arrived. When she regained consciousness, she said she was sexually assaulted. We conducted a gynecological test and a forensic exam as per the protocol. Despite our advice, IITG authorities took her away on their own responsibility,” mentioned a senior physician on situation of anonymity.
The lady’s medical report is awaited. On Saturday, a press release by IITG mentioned she was “safe and recovering well”.
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