Sex for marks scandal taints MP girls college
Jabalpur: The autonomous Mankunwar Bai women's college in Madhya Pradesh is in the eye of a storm after its examination controller allegedly sought sexual favour from a B.Com second semester student for passing her.
When the student refused to succumb to his pressure, he allegedly molested her in the college classroom, forcing her to lodge a complaint with the Mahila police station seeking action against the official.
The police, however, are yet to convert the complaint into a FIR under influence of some powerful local leaders of the ruling party.
The examination controller had sought sexual favours from her to get her through in some subjects she had failed in the last semester examination, the complainant said.
The official started to harass her when she approached him to ask whether anything had gone wrong that she failed despite doing her best. She also told him that she was hopeful of more marks.
The official since then started harassing her asking to meet him over a cup of coffee or in the office and other places in isolation which she turned down.
According to her, she escaped from his clutches when one of the staff members came to her rescue and she raised an alarm. When contacted, college Principal Anupama Ganguli pleaded ignorance, saying she had not got any complaint to this effect adding if complained she would act accordingly.
Meanwhile, the accused officer said he was being framed for no fault. He dubbed it a conspiracy against him.
However, a police official in the Mahila police station confirmed about the girl's complaint, saying, "We are doing a preliminary investigation." If the allegation is found true action would be initiated against the college officer, the officer said.
Earlier, the Rani Durgawati University was put to sham in a sex for marks scam involving female medical students of government medical college, agents and university official. The case is under trial and some of the accused are still in jail.
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