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PhD student accuses Gujarat University professor of harassment

After counselling, the girl registered a complaint with the Ellisbridge police station in which she accused an economics professor Pradeep Prajapati of harassment

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A suicide prevention call resulted in a harassment complaint against a professor of the Gujarat University.

At around 1.30 pm on Sunday afternoon, the helpline number of Mahila Police received a call from a girl who was about to commit suicide. “The girl was at the Riverfront and was planning to end her life but she called the helpline. She told the counsellors at the other end that she was taking the drastic step as she was tired of being harassed mentally and physically by her professor,” said a source in the know.

After counselling, the girl registered a complaint with the Ellisbridge police station in which she accused an economics professor Pradeep Prajapati of harassment.

According to the complaint, the girl — a former student of GLS University — had enrolled for PhD with the Gujarat University and had Prajapati assigned as a guide.

The girl alleged that Prajapati sought Rs3 lakh from her and had also been harassing her physically and making unreasonable demands.

The girl apparently had given an application in this connection to the Gujarat University police station. She decided to end her life as she felt that the police was not acting on her complaint, police sources said.

Ellisbridge police is likely to transfer the complaint to Gujarat University police station as the incident happened in their jurisdiction.

Scooter snatched from man: Abhishek Jain, a resident of Maninagar, has accused three people of snatching his scooter while he was on his way to someplace on Sunday. Jain has registered a complaint with the Odhav police, saying that he was passing through the Ambikanagar areas in Odhav when three people waylaid him and picked up a fight with him over a trivial matter. As Jain was trying to cope with the accused, of the trio fled with his scooter worth Rs 30,000.

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