SOUGHT SEXUAL FAVORS
According to the complainant, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Sciences, Dr. T.M.A Pai Polytechnic in Manipal, the institute’s Vice-Principal Srikanth Pai allegedly misbehaved with her and sought sexual favours on August 27 in the teachers’ room. When the lady objected to his behaviour, he reportedly touched her inappropriately. Shocked by his behaviour, the teacher ran out of the room and collapsed on the college corridor. A section of the students were a witness to this incident, it is said.
Later, the accused allegedly threatened the lecturer against pursuing the matter. On Monday, students boycotted classes and staged a demonstration in the college premises demanding action against the vice-principal. As the management did not suspend the vice-principal, the students intensified the protest.
The lecturer then filed a police complaint against the vice-principal. She also submitted copies of the lewd messages that the accused allegedly sent to her mobile phone in the last six months.