May 13, 2018
Coimbatore: City police are investigating a complaint lodged by a female PG student that the head of Psychology department and hostel authorities in Bharathiar University here have used abusive language against her some six months ago.
In a complaint sent to the Tamil Nadu Governor, DGP, Human Rights Commission and the Chief Minister of Kerala, the student Haritha, hailing from Malappuram in Kerala, accused the department head, Velayutham of using abusive language and compelling her to leave the university.
Haritha, who was staying in the hostel said that in-charge, Prema has refused to provide ambulance facility to take her room mate, who was seriously ill, to hospital on the night of November 14.
As a follow up action, hostel head Dharmaraj and Velayutham used abusive language against her in the class in front of other students and also asked her to stand up on the bench, the complainant said adding that Velayutham summoned
her to his room and after bolting the door from inside, used foul language against her.
Haritha has mentioned the details of the torture by Velayutham, Prema and Dharmaraj, who has worked as middleman of suspended University Vice-Chancellor, A Ganapathy for accepting bribe from an Assistant professor aspirant some time ago, in her complaint.
Both Ganapathy and Dharmaraj, after serving jail term for a few days, are out on bail now.
Vadavalli Police is investigating the matter and if there is a prima facie, a case will be registered for further investigation, police said.