A 28-year-old assistant professor at the University Institute of Law and Management Studies (ULIMS) here was arrested on Monday for allegedly sexually harassing one of his students. The accused, Virender Sindhu, was arrested following a complaint by a third-year law student.

A case has been registered under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 40 Police Station.

In her statement to the police, the victim said the professor would send her obscene text messages, talk vulgar over the phone and also behave in an indecent manner in the college campus. The victim has reportedly handed over the text messages and a recording of conversation with the professor over phone to the police.

Students allege

inaction by college

UILMS students disrupted traffic outside the campus for several hours on Monday and raised slogans against the college management alleging inaction against the accused despite repeated complaints.

Virender, who hails from Bahadurgarh, holds a masters’ degree in law.