Nagpur college professor suspended over allegedly demanding sexual favour

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Updated on May 3, 2022 10:36 IST

As per the police complaint, Professor Rakesh Gedam, head of the computer science department at Dada Ramchand Bakhru Sindhu Mahavidyalaya, allegedly demanded sexual favours from the women students in his department in exchange for good marks, and threatened to fail them if they refused.

Nagpur college professor suspended over allegedly demanding sexual favour

A police case has been registered against a professor of a private college in Maharashtra's Nagpur for allegedly making sexual advances toward female students. The professor has also been suspended. The matter came to light when students lodged a complaint against the professor at the Pachpaoli police station in Nagpur, on the basis of which a case was registered.

As per the police complaint, Professor Rakesh Gedam, head of the computer science department at Dada Ramchand Bakhru Sindhu Mahavidyalaya, allegedly demanded sexual favours from the women students in his department in exchange for good marks, and threatened to fail them if they refused. He also touched some students inappropriately.

Office bearers of the Yuva Sena, the youth wing of the Shiv Sena, raised the matter before college authorities. Following this, a number of women students came forward to lodge complaints against Gedam. The university administration suspended Professor Gedam in the wake of the allegations against him. He is currently absconding. Police are on the lookout for the accused.

Sanjay Mendhe, Senior Inspector, Pachpaoali Police Station told Aaj Tak/India Today that the statement of three students who were allegedly targeted by Gedam have been recorded in the case. He also appealed to other victims to come forward.

Meanwhile, the Nagpur University administration has announced that it has decided to withhold its timetable for the online examination, which was scheduled to be held from May 17. However, the varsity will continue to accept the examination forms from colleges as per the stipulated dates.

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