Complaint against prof. for assaulting Botany HoD of Gulbarga varsity


The problem concerned ‘harassment’ of the professor’s nephew, an M.Phil scholar

Head of the Botany Division, Gulbarga College, Kalaburagi, G.M. Vidyasagar, has lodged a grievance with the Gulbarga College Police Station in opposition to Professor, Division of Psychology of the college, S.P. Melkeri, for allegedly assaulting him in his chamber right here on Tuesday.

In his grievance, Dr. Vidyasagar said that Prof. Melkeri, who’s an uncle of an M.Phil scholar, Shivakumar, within the Botany Division, barged into his chamber on Tuesday to investigate with him about his nephew’s harassment, and began abusing him and manhandled him.

In keeping with the grievance, Prof. Melkeri threatened to kill him and his members of the family. He additionally talked about within the grievance {that a} professor within the Botany Division, Pratima Math, provoked and instigated Mr. Melkeri in opposition to him. In the meantime, a 2.09-minute video footage of the entire incident went viral by which Prof. Melkeri and Dr. Vidyasagar are seen exchanging heated arguments after which Prof. Melkeri loses his cool and slaps Dr. Vidyasagar. It exhibits workers members current within the chamber intervening and pacifying the 2.

Dr. Vidyasagar talking to The Hindu clarified that the incident befell on Tuesday and that he lodged the grievance the identical day. He, nonetheless, declined to share any particulars concerning the incident as he didn’t have permission of the Vice-Chancellor. In the meantime, the Vice-Chancellor of Gulbarga College was not accessible for feedback.

Prof. Melkeri informed The Hindu that Dr. Vidyasagar insulted Shivakumar within the presence of scholars. He stated that Shivakumar was at all times “cornered” and he was depressed over the issues he confronted in school as he was being tortured. Prof. Melkeri stated that Dr. Vidyasagar had additionally threatened Shivakumar asking him to withdraw from the M.Phil programme.

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