Lucknow University student molested, guest faculty removed by university administration

Lucknow: A student of Lucknow University’s (LU) New Campus has accused guest faculty of molesting her after making her sit in a car on the pretext of drinking alcohol. According to the victim, the accused had forcibly tried to make her drink alcohol while being indecent. On the basis of Tahrir, the police have registered a case and started investigation. On getting information, the university administration has also removed the guest faculty.

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According to the victim, a resident of Indira Nagar, studying in LU’s new campus, Pankaj Kumar Upadhyay, guest faculty of the Department of Computer Science, called her on March 31. After this, he was called near the Engineering College Square for a discussion related to studies. On reaching the spot, the accused proceeded by sitting in the car. Went a little further and bought liquor and started drinking in the moving car itself. It is alleged that he also wanted to forcefully drink alcohol. Not only this, he started molesting on the pretext of teaching driving. After this, the car was stopped at a deserted place near a private university. On realizing the wrong intentions, the victim sought help by sending a message to her classmates through mobile. On receiving the live location and message, some companions reached within a short time. After getting a chance, the victim got down from the car.

During this, seeing himself surrounded, the accused fled the car. During this, a colleague who came for help also hit the Activa. The girl student, who reached home with the help of her friends, gave complete information to the family members and lodged a complaint with the father along with the members of the Proctorial Board. Tahrir has also been given in the police post located in LU Old Campus on Saturday in the whole matter. On the information of Tahrir being given, the accused also pressurized not to register the case. The victim reached the Jankipuram police station along with her father and gave a complaint. According to Inspector Jankipuram Brijesh Kumar Tripathi, investigation is being done by registering cases in molestation and other sections.

The matter has come to the notice. Considering the seriousness of the allegations, the guest faculty has been removed. An inquiry has been ordered. Action will be taken if the allegation is found true.
Dr. Durgesh Srivastava, PRO, LU

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