DU seeks report on ex-college staffer`s death

Delhi University has sought a report from the governing body of a college whose sacked woman employee died after setting herself on fire to protest her alleged sexual harassment by the principal.

New Delhi: Delhi University has sought a report from the governing body of a college whose sacked woman employee died after setting herself on fire to protest her alleged sexual harassment by the principal.

Pavitra Bhardwaj, 40, a former employee of BR Ambedkar College in east Delhi, died Monday due to burns suffered in the Sep 30 self-immolation, police said.

"Though the matter is within the purview of the college governance, the university has sought a report on the incident from the governing body of the college to enable it to take matters up for action," said a university statement.

Bhardwaj set herself on fire outside the Delhi Secretariat in Sep 30.

PTI

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