Posted On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 09:04:44 AM
Allahabad - A student of Allahabad University allegedly sent an e-mail to a classmate he was infatuated with, threatening her that she would meet "the same fate as the victim of the Delhi gang-rape" if she spurned his advances, a varsity official said on Saturday.
Chairperson of the University's Women's Advisory Board Ranjana Kakkar told reporters that a female student had approached her with a complaint about the offensive e-mail a few days earlier.
"Needless to say, we are all shocked at the depravity that seems to have permeated among those privileged to have good education," Kakkar said, adding the identity of both students would not be revealed.
"We are mulling over meting out a punishment to the boy that sets an example and deters others from behaving with their female classmates in an improper manner," she said. Kakkar added that the boy student would be given a chance to "redeem" himself.
Goa gang-rape: CM tells cops to act against insensitive official
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar promised action against a school official who made insensitive comments after a 7-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a toilet in the Vasco school. Mr Parikkar said that police had been asked to "take cognizance of the official's comments."
The school management has also initiated an inquiry into the same. The management official had reportedly told the victim’s father that "your child does not seem to be suffering that much."
"We are inquiring into the allegations of the father that such a statement was made," said P Mara Pandiyan, the chairman of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), which runs the school.
The seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside the school toilet on January 14, evoking strong reactions from the parents and locals, who had hit the streets. The culprit, identified as a middle-aged man, is yet to be nabbed.
The school management has also heightened security on campus with 30 CCTV cameras after the offence. The school has also posted two women constables each in its primary, secondary and higher secondary sections.