Drunk students harass Cambridge Indian dean

An Indian-origin woman dean of a reputed college of Cambridge Univ claimed to have had become a victim of drunken misbehaviour of students, a media report said.

London: An Indian-origin woman dean of a reputed college of Cambridge University claimed to have had become a victim of drunken misbehaviour of students, one of whom even prepositioned her during a naked rampage through the institution, a media report said.

Dr Priyamvada Gopal, the dean of Churchill College, said in her complaint to the college how she had to reject the advances of the inebriated student in March 2007, after being caught up in a group`s naked rampage through the institution, the `Daily Mail` reported.

"Several very drunk students and alumni after a rugby dinner, some of whom were running naked around college, and one of whom propositioned me," she said in her complaint.

In fact, indecent exposure, vandalism, violence and alcohol-fuelled high jinks are a regular part of the social scene in the college. Since 2005, some 91 incidents involving over 100 students have been recorded at Churchill College, it emerged after a Freedom of Information request.

In October 2006, two amorous students were caught indecently exposing themselves in the library. A report states: "Two students, one female, were cautioned and told to see the librarian to apologise."

In March 2008, members of the outlawed Bulldogs drinking society booked a "fake sports dinner" under the name of the University Lacrosse Club. "The result was extreme drunken behaviour, damage and fouling of the room and adjacent toilets," it was recorded.

In February this year, one student, who is not identified, assaulted another, leaving him with bleeding wounds, in need of hospital treatment.


Shillong: Concerned over the killing of
civilians by the banned NDFB in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu Wednesday called on the Assam government to
take action against the insurgents.

"The incidents were very unfortunate. I condemn the
killings. Assam should take action against the militants,"
Khandu told reporters here.

Informing that Arunachal government has announced an
ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to its employees gunned down by the
NDFB at Tezpur, Khandu said, "The militants have been targeting innocent civilians. It is wrong."

Asked about a possibility of a joint operation by the
two state governments against the NDFB, Khandu said, "We are
having a joint meeting early next week. Any such decision will
be taken there."

In strikes spread over 24 hours since Monday evening,
NDFB rebels have gunned down at least 24 people in different
districts of Assam.
Eight persons, mostly Arunachal Pradesh government
employees, were shot dead and 12 others injured on Monday
evening after the rebels intercepted their bus in Assam`s
Sonitpur district.


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