Tribune News Service
Shimla, December 31
The suspended principal of Government Postgraduate College, Seema in Rohru, who was booked for sexual harassment, was today arrested after another student lodged a complaint of stalking against him.
A student of the college complained that the principal repeatedly called her on her phone and even stalked her, following which another case, under Section 354-D of the IPC, was registered against him, said Rohru DSP Chaman Lal. He added the principal had been arrested.
Some other students were also reportedly complaining about the misbehaviour of the principal, who was suspended by the Education Secretary for indulging in a vulgar talk with a girl student. Verbal complaints were received against the principal in the past, too, and disciplinary proceedings against him were being contemplated, said Higher Education Director Amarjeet Sharma.
Following a complaint by the girl student and the women cell of the college, an FIR for sexual harassment and stalking was registered against the accused, Brajesh Chauhan, under Sections 354-A and 354-D of the IPC at the Rohru police station on December 25.
The incident occurred when the student approached the principal for filling the scholarship form and the latter asked her to make him a phone call. When she called up the principal, he started an indecent conversation. Irritated by his behaviour, the girl recorded the conversation and complained to the women’s cell of the college. Objectionable comments about the staff were also made in the conversation.