The professor of Mathematics department, KV Srikanth, who hails from South India, was picked up by personnel of North Guwahati police outpost here after the woman filed a complaint at the police outpost on Friday.
North Guwahati police have registered a case (no 7/19) under section 354A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment) and 354B (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) of the Indian Penal Code.
“On the basis of an FIR filed by a woman on Friday, we have picked up him and a case has been registered. In her FIR, the victim told that he made an attempt to rape her. We are investigating into case and subsequently as per evidence we will take further action,” said a Kamrup district police official.
Assistant registrar (public relations) of IIT Guwahati, Labanu Konwar, said the victim is not a member of the institute and she has not lodged any complaint with IIT authorities regarding the incident, however they were waiting for the legal proceedings.