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Featured Image: A file photo of Gyan Jyoti College near Dagapur in Siliguri.  

By A Newsman

Siliguri, 01 September: A NON-TEACHING staff of Gyan Joyti College at Dagapur in Siliguri has been hospitalised in a critical condition on Tuesday after a group of people severely assaulted him on charges of molesting a student.

Gyan Joyti College is a private institute that offers under-graduate courses and it is affiliated to North Bengal University.

The non-teaching staff Debraj Bhowmick, who sustained grave injuries in his head, has now been put on ventilation at a private nursing home at Sevoke Road in in the town.

Sampa Chakraborty, the teacher-in-charge of Gyan Joyti College said that a group of people led by the molested girl’s maternal uncle forayed into the college around noon on Tuesday and without talking to the authorities straightway went on beating Bhowmick who was in his office seat then.

On being alerted by the college management, a team from the Matigara police station rushed in and contained the situation.

After the assault group left, Bhowmick was rushed to a Sevoke Road private nursing home with grievous injuries in his head, face and upper body. Doctors attending on him stated his condition to be critical.

“The allegation against him is of serious nature and we had convened a meeting today to discuss the matter. But even before we could initiate a probe or some punitive action against the accused staff, he has been roughed up to this extent now,” Ms Chakraborty said.

The college management has lodged a police complaint over the incident wherein it has also mentioned the allegation of molestation that it had received against Bhowmick.

A second year girl of Mass Communications and Journalism was allegedly molested by Bhowmick on Monday when she had gone to deposit her tuition fee. She subsequently lodged a written complaint with the teacher-in-charge.