BENGALURU: Research scholars of the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) staged a protest on the campus here on Monday demanding the institute director’s resignation.
They protested after police conducted a search in the ladies hostel, following a complaint by a student that an outsider had entered the hostel.
Based on the complaint, Chandra Layout police on Sunday afternoon searched the hostel and found a person hiding inside the washroom of a woman scholar’s room. Police sources confirmed this and said they took that person into custody. However, when questioned, the person said he was the woman scholar’s local guardian and that he had come to see her as she was ill.
“Based on a written complaint by one of the hostel residents about outsiders entering the premises, staying in the ladies hostel illegally and parking their vehicles on the campus, we visited and searched the hostel in the presence of the warden and found an outsider,” said a senior police officer.
The police said that they let the person go after questioning. “During the inquiry, he said he was her local guardian and even hostel authorities were present during the inquiry,” they said.
Meanwhile, condemning the entry of police into the campus, the students staged a protest.
A research scholar said, “Police forcibly entered the rooms without a female constable. They also did not have any written complaint with them. We condemn this act and demand the director’s resignation.”