Guwahati: The Dean Academic Affairs Prof Alok Kumar Ghosal of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati, arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a subordinate staff, has been placed under suspension.
Spokesman of IIT-G, Labanu Konwar told reporters on Thursday that the Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, Alok Kumar Ghosal has been placed under suspension yesterday.
"After careful examination of facts and witnesses, we had called him on December 15, the night before his arrest, and started interrogation with evidence," he said.
The office staff of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati today held a dharna in the premier engineering institution demanding dismissal from service of its Dean Academic Affairs Prof Alok Kumar Ghosal arrested for alleged rape of a subordinate staff.
The staff members with placards shouted slogans demanding service of Prof Ghosal be terminated immediately and safety of women be ensured in the campus.
Pressing for maintenance of healthy work condition, they demanded Ghosal be "hanged" and that he should not be allowed to enter the IIT-G campus in future.
They also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Director of the Institute Prof Gautam Ghosh.
Ghosal was arrested under section 376(2)(b) on December 16 and forwarded to judicial custody that day as he confessed to everything before production in court and police custody was not required, according to Guwahati City Senior Superintendent of Police A P Tiwari.
A case was registered by an office assistant against Prof Ghosal in the Panbazar Women Police station here under 376(2)(b) IPC, Tiwari said.