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Girl Student Allegedly Stripped, Kissed At IIT-BHU; Student Protests Rock Campus

The protesting students sought a wall to separate the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus.

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The protests rocked at IIT-BHU campus after a woman student was allegedly kissed and stripped by three unidentified men.

The hundreds of students protested at the IIT-BHU against the incident, NDTV reported.

The report said the incident took place near the student's hostel, and the three bike-borne men also recorded a video of the act.

“Claiming that people from outside were involved in the incident, protesting students are demanding that outsiders be banned from entering the campus,” it said.

It added: “They have also sought a wall to separate the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus.”

“The institute, after a meeting with student representatives, said that they will pursue the proposal of a closed campus with the Ministry of Education,” it mentioned.

"The institute shall actively pursue with the Ministry of Education and the University administration for the creation of a closed campus with restricted entry," the BHU Registrar said in a statement.

The registrar also said that security has been tightened and more CCTVs will soon be installed on the campus.

Movement of students will also be restricted between 10 pm and 5 am, the institute said.

According to a complaint lodged by the woman, she was allegedly assaulted when she was out with a friend on Wednesday night, it said.

“They were near the Karman Baba temple when three men came there on a motorcycle and forcibly took her to a corner and gagged her after separating her from her friend,” it said.

“The accused then stripped the woman, made a video of her, and clicked photos. They let her go after 15 minutes and took her phone number,” the report quoting the women’s complaint mentioned.

The report said police are conducting a probe and are also working jointly with the university administration to ensure safety on the campus.
 

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