IIT Guwahati has expelled a student, who was accused of raping a girl student of the institute.
The student, who got bail from the Gauhati High Court, on the ground that he is a “future asset”, has been terminated for “gross indiscipline” perpetrated by him, violating the students’ code of conduct, says a media report.
According to the report, the IIT Guwahati Senate unanimously took the decision to give exemplary punishment to the accused student as the institute would not compromise on the safety of women in the campus.
The police arrested a 21-year-old student of IIT Guwahati on April 3, 2021 on charges of “sexually assaulting” a girl student of the institute on March 28, 2021.
The institute authorities also suspended the student.
But, the Gauhati High Court citing that he was a talented student and a future asset, granted bail to the accused and observed that there was no possibility of him tampering with the evidence.
The IIT Guwahati Senate held a special meeting on Sept 6 in the presence of director TG Sitharam where it was decided that the final recommendation of the students’ disciplinary committee (SDC) meeting, held on Sept 3, for termination of the accused student from the institute will be approved with immediate effect, the report said.
“The Senate upheld the recommendation of the SDC to terminate the rape accused student from the institute with immediate effect,” the minutes of the meeting read as quoted in the report.