Students from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) vandalized the premises of a Narayana Junior College in Hyderabad on Thursday, following the suicide of a teacher.
The incident occurred at the institute's premises at Narayanaguda, when students charged in, and and demanded action against dean Jayasimha Reddy.
The students accused the dean of sexual harassing the teacher who killed herself, and called for a state-wide bandh against all Narayana institutions.
The ABVP activists also alleged smashed windows, broke furniture and raised slogans.
Besides overturning the desk at the deanâ€™s office, they also took down a portrait of Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister P Narayana, who owns the group of institutes, from the wall.
They also pointed that a 40-minute audio clip that had gone viral on social media, proved their allegations, as a teacher is accusing the dean of sexual harassment in the clip.
â€śThis is not the only case. We have received several complaints against the dean from women employees of the institute," Sadineni Rajashekhar, ABVP state secretary told the Times of India.
The police rushed to the spot, and detained the protesters.
"We detained six ABVP activists from the spot at 5 pm on Thursday. We have filed a case against them under section 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code," B Ravindar, inspector of Narayanaguda police station, told ToI.
Meanwhile, the dean has denied all allegations, while the college put up a statement, that said, â€śThose reports are based on a conversation between two private individuals and have nothing to do with Narayana College.â€ť
An internal committee has been constituted to probe the allegations.
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