Pavitra Bharadwaj death case: Delhi college principal booked

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 15:42

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Days after former employee of Delhi University, Pavitra Bharadwaj, committed suicide alleging sexual harassment, police on Thursday registered a case against the institute`s principal.

Police have registered the case of abetment of suicide against GK Arora, who was accused by Pavitra of molesting her.

"We have added Section 306 of the IPC - abetment of suicide in this case and further investigations are on," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Alok Kumar.

The college Principal was suspended on October 11 by the Delhi University administration till the completion of a judicial probe in the case.
Bhardwaj, 40, was a former Ambedkar College lab attendant. On September 30, she set herself ablaze outside the Delhi Chief Minister`s office and died of her injuries later.

She had alleged sexual harassment by GK Arora, who has dismissed the charges.

In her plea, the woman had said the college principal was sexually harassing her for four years and had even threatened to kill her son.

In her testimony before the sub-divisional magistrate, she alleged that the principal was asking for sexual favours and after she filed a complaint, she was fired for misconduct.



First Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:46

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