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New Molestation Incident Emerges At IIT-BHU, Raising Safety Concerns

In response to these disturbing events, the university has ramped up security measures to prevent unauthorized access to the campus.

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Amid the ongoing investigation into the recent molestation case at IIT-BHU, new details have emerged suggesting that another female student faced a similar incident just two days before the most recent one. Pranav Suresh, vice-president of IIT-BHU Students' Parliament, revealed in a video statement that this earlier incident occurred when three men inappropriately touched a female student and then fled. The victim reported the incident to the proctorial board, as reported by PTI.

Suresh expressed concerns about the frequency of such incidents on the campus, often involving outsiders who manage to gain access to the premises. While the university administration claims to take proper actions upon receiving student complaints, they have refrained from discussing the incident from Monday.

However, the police have stated that they were not informed about this particular incident, as revealed by Bhelupur Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Praveen Kumar Singh, who mentioned, "The university administration has not informed us about any such incident."

In response to these disturbing events, the university has ramped up security measures to prevent unauthorized access to the campus. Tightened restrictions now dictate that outsiders are only allowed entry by prior appointment for designated work. University guards, along with police constables, have been stationed at the entry gates to ensure campus security.

The situation has sparked outrage among BHU students, leading to a protest following the recent molestation case. The victim reported being forcibly taken to a secluded area, stripped, and subjected to photography and video recording by the accused. As a result, an FIR has been registered under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Information Technology Act at the Lanka police station.

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