NELLORE: An Associate Professor of ACSR Medical College was attacked on the college premises when he was in a meeting with the Nellore Government General Hospital superintendent and others, for allegedly sexually harassing a girl student. The incident led to tension at the college for sometime.
The girl, who was allegedly subjected to sexual harassment, is a final-year student of the ACSR Government Medical College. She was allegedly harassed by Associate Professor Chandrasekhar.
“When I attended for surgery postings at demo room, Associate Professor Chandrasekhar misbehaved with me. He tried to sexually assault me. He was involved in such attempts on some other students too,” the final-year student alleged.
It is learnt that she had taken up the issue with the medical college authorities but there was no action following which she confided her trouble in her parents and relatives.
On Thursday when the professors and associate professors were in a meeting with Superintendent of Nellore Government General Hospital over arrangements to be made for a youth festival, the relatives and friends of the student barged into the hall and picked up an argument with Chandrasekhar.
As the arguments heated up, one of the friends of the girl, Pragna, attacked Chandrasekhar. Though some professors tried to stop the attack, Pragna reportedly rained blows on Chandrasekhar leaving him with bleeding injuries. Police reached the place following information given by the college staff and took Pragna into custody.
“When we are in a meeting with associate professors and other staff, the relatives of the final-year student suddenly entered the meeting hall and argued with Chandrasekhar. One of the youngsters attacked Chandrasekhkar,” said Nellore GGH Superintendent Radha Krishna.