SHILLONG: 

Students of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) met Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla to demand immediate termination of service of Nantu Das who has been accused of sexual molestation of one female volunteer on the university campus.

Speaking to media persons, NEHUSU general secretary Rudolf Carey Chyne informed that the accused is currently in police custody after he was arrested late on Sunday evening.

Chyne claimed that Das is currently the Assistant Director of Sports and on Monday he had gone and picked up one female volunteer who was tasked with felicitating the players who will be taking part in the Women’s Inter University Football scheduled to be held in Odisha.

“Das allegedly picked up the victim halfway, subjected her to sexual molestation in the car and upon reaching the Kiang Nangbah Guest House, he is further accused of making multiple attempts to sexually assault the victim,” alleged Chyne.

Chyne informed that after receiving complaints against Das, the Union along with the parent of the victim had lodged an FIR against the accused.

In this regard, the NEHUSU met the VC to demand for strict action against the accused in order to maintain the integrity of the university.

“The removal of the accused is not only an act of justice for the survivor but also a crucial step in safeguarding the safety, security and welfare of the students, employees, and the entire community of the university and the broader public,” he added.

When asked about the assurance of the VC, Chyne said that the VC had sought 1-2 days to decide on further course of action against Das.