Rajasthan University(RU) professor has been arrested for allegedly demanding sexual favours from his student. The victim has alleged that her research guide Dr R K Singhal of the Physics department was harassing her for months. The professor asked the girl to have sexual relations with him if she wanted to complete her PhD. Besides molesting her in February, Singhal and his colleague S N Dolia allegedly even blackmailed the student by morphing her face onto some obscene pictures. "While submitting her PhD thesis, the victim was asked for sexual favours by the teacher. Our preliminary investigation has found that the allegations are true and so we have arrested the Professor," said BL Soni, Commissioner of Police, Jaipur.
The victim approached the police on Monday with her parents. She alleged that Singhal had tried to rape her in the department's laboratory in February, but she managed to escape. He continued to sexually harass her after that. A large group of university students held a demonstration on Wednesday, demanding action against the professor. It was also reported that the victim had earlier submitted two complaints of sexual harassment against the professors to the university authorities, but they brushed the matter under the carpet. Singhal, who was produced before the court of additional CJM on Wednesday, has been sent to custody till July 1.