IIT Guwahati Dean arrested for raping employee

The Dean of Academic Affairs at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Aloke Kumar Ghosal, has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman employee of his department. According to the woman's complaint Ghosal who is also a professor at the department of chemical engineering, has been exploiting her for a month and raped her on December 6. After questioning he was arrested by police and accused of taking advantage of his official position as a public servant and raping a woman. He is in 14 days judicial custody while the investigation continues. Professor Ghosal has already been suspended by IIT. Although no formal complaint was made to the internal security department of the Institute, the director held a meeting with women faculty members to address the issue. The alleged victim who is an assistant in Ghosal's office has already moved out of the staff quarters, fearing social stigma.