St Stephen's sexual harassment case: DCW warns of action against principal

The victim, a research scholar, had accused principal Valson Thampu of shielding the perpetrator, when she had reported the matter to him last year.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2016, 17:34 PM IST
St Stephen's sexual harassment case: DCW warns of action against principal

New Delhi: Noting that St. Stephen's college administration has failed to take “corrective measures” in a sexual harassment case, the Delhi Commission for Women on Saturday warned its principal Valson Thampu of appropriate action “as per law” if he fails to reply to its notice within seven days.

The victim, a research scholar, had accused principal Valson Thampu of shielding the perpetrator, when she had reported the matter to him last year.

"The complainant is unable to pursue her research as her guide Mr. Y, accused in the case, has not been changed till date. She has requested for help in completion of her PhD and has sought access to the compounds and research that is not being made available to her by Mr. Y," India Today reported quoting the commission's notice to the principal.

In August last year, the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani had directed the Delhi University to ensure her stipend was released on time and she was granted unrestricted access to the laboratory besides being assigned a new supervisor.