IIT Madras student sexually assaulted on campus, students seek ban on entry of workers

Students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have requested the administration not to allow laborers and workers to enter student areas including the hostel and campus at night. The demand comes after Chandan Kumar (20), a juice shop worker on the IIT Madras campus, was arrested by the police for allegedly assaulting a female student on the campus of the premier institute.

An IIT-Madras student filed an email complaint with the institute authorities on July 26, saying that her friend was assaulted on the campus on July 24 and the victim was not interested in filing a police complaint. .

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The student said that the victim was returning to the hostel on a bicycle when a person inside the campus caught her and she fell down. The man tried to sexually assault her but she fought back and fled to the hostel with a broken bicycle.

The complainant said, “It was sheer luck that my friend managed to escape the attack, which could have ended in a much worse situation. She returned to the hostel shaking and bleeding. It was very scary to hear about and the rest of the students are now feeling insecure.

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The IIT-M management had organized an identification parade of about 300 people, including workers. During the parade on Tuesday, the student identified the culprit, and IIT-Madras officials immediately informed the police.

Police detained Chandan Kumar from Bihar and booked him under Section 354 of the IPC (criminal force with intent to assault or injure a woman) and Section 4 of the TN Women Harassment Act. educational institution cover).

IIT-M will hold a meeting of students and faculty in which it will be decided to increase the security within the campus for the students and to increase the security personnel on duty in the campus.

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