Dibrugarh: A Professor from the Dibrugarh University has been expelled after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him. The professor in question, Satyakam Borthakur, teaches in the Department of Assamese.
A research female scholar alleged that the professor molested her in his cabin. The statements of two witnesses have been recorded additionally.
She lodged the complaint with the internal complaints committee of the University. She also filed an FIR against the professor at Dibrugarh police station. Notably, Borthakur was also serving as the chairperson of the Centre of Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication in Dibrugarh University.
In light of the incident, the registrar of Dibrugarh University issued a notification stating that the Chairmanship of Prof. Borthakur has been ceased “in view of the certain allegations of harassment”. It added that Prof. P.K Gogoi would replace him with immediate effect.