A former woman assistant professor of IIM-Rohtak has accused the institute’s director

A former woman assistant professor of IIM-Rohtak has accused the institute’s director, Dheeraj Sharma, of sexually harassing her and seeking sexual favours. A case has been registered against the director at Rohtak’s women police station on charges of assault to outrage the modesty of a woman and making sexually coloured remarks.
The 35-year-old complainant told the police that Prof. Sharma began sexually harassing her soon after her appointment to the post of assistant professor on September 1 last year on a probation period of three years. She was dismissed from service on May 10, almost a month after she complained about Prof. Sharma’s behaviour to the institute’s board.
‘Lewd comments’
She alleged in the FIR that the director would make indecent remarks on her private life, looks and clothes. She further alleged that he would ask her out for evening strolls and even groped her inside her cabin on one occasion. Women’s police station SHO Garima said the FIR in the case was registered on May 29. “Prof. Sharma is yet to join the investigation. But the IIM authorities told us that they had already informed the area police station expressing apprehension that the assistant professor might level false allegations against the faculty after she had been dismissed,” said Ms. Garima.
Speaking to The Hindu , the complainant said long before going to the police she had written to the IIM board’s chairman, the HRD Ministry and even the Prime Minister’s Office, but there was no response. She alleged that the director continued to put pressure on her to withdraw the complaint and when all his efforts failed, he sacked her without “assigning any reason”.
IIM-Rohtak in an official communication said that the complainant was terminated a month ago and “she is doing this to defame the director and the institute”.

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SUMMARY
A former woman assistant professor of IIM-Rohtak has been accused the institute’s director, Dheeraj Sharma, of sexually harassing her and seeking sexual favours. Sharma began sexually harassing her soon after her appointment to the post of assistant professor on September 1 last year on a probation period of three years. A case has been registered against the director at Rohtak’s women police station on charges of assault to outrage the modesty of a woman and making sexually coloured remarks. The 35-year-old complainant told the police that Prof. IIM-Rohtak in an official communication said that the complainant was terminated a month ago.