Shimla: Police have registered a sexual harassment case against a department head of government dental college, Shimla after one post-graduate student lodged a complaint stating that she was being sexually harassed for over a year by the person.
AK Dhiman, additional SP Shimla said that a sexual harassment case has been registered against Yogesh Bhardwaj, a head of one of the department at the government dental college, here.
The case was registered today after hearing the complainant, the person against whom allegations have been levelled and talking to other people from the concerned college, said Dhiman.
The PG student doctor, who is married, in her complaint has mentioned that her department head has been making sexual advances for over a year. He has been holding out a threat that unless she meets out his demands he would ruin her career and unable her to complete her degree, she mentions in her complaint.
Incidents mentioned include a trip undertaken in November 2008 to attend a seminar in Lucknow, when she was sexually harassed on the train journey. Other studentsâ€™ team members in the train had intervened to save the day.
Despite a pregnancy that she is nursing, the department head did not stop making advances, states the harassed doctor.
Not succeeding in his intentions, the department head starting inflicting insults in front of fellow students and other staff member which the lady doctor says has caused much emotional agony and had forced her to lodge a police complaint.
â€œA case under section 509 of IPC has been registered on the basis of the complaint,â€ said Dhiman.