PUDUCHERRY: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Pondicherry University to submit a report within four weeks on the alleged detention of and assault on a student from the Tamil Department by the faculty and security officials.
The law division of the NHRC gave a direction to the Registrar of the university following a a complaint submitted by the students.
As per a copy of the direction from the NHRC, the university has been requested to submit an action taken report and send it to the commission within four weeks from the date of receipt of the letter.
The university’s Tamil Department student Radhakrishnan was allegedly detained by the Head of the academic staff college professor Hariharan and dean-in-charge professor Bhushan Sudhagar and security officials Shyam and Gunasekaran for more than a day on charges of entering the women hostel at odd hours.
Radhakrishnan was allegedly tortured during his detention. However, using CCTV footages the students proved that he was present in the university library at the time of the incident.
Kalapet police registered cases against the professors and security officers following a complaint by the students. No arrest had been made so far and the accused continue to attend to their duties.