Students of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) came out in large numbers on Saturday to block the KIIT-Sikharchandi road in order to protest an alleged molestation attempt of a female student on campus, Odisha Sun Times reported. The victim is a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) which is housed inside the KIIT campus near Bhubaneshwar.
The incident allegedly happened at around 2 am Saturday when miscreants started chasing a few girls and cornered one of them. Even though the girls screamed for help, no security guard came to their help, according to Odisha Sun Times. Bhubaneshwar cops are denying the incident even occurred.
However, students of KIIT questioned the commitment of the security guards who were allegedly stationed just 100 meters from where the incident occurred. The protesting students braved rain to demand that CCTV footage of the incident be analysed to identify the miscreants and immediate action be taken, reported Odisha TV.
The students' protest comes on the heels of an incident in Banki in which a bus conductor and his helper raped and murdered a teenaged girl before dumping her body under a river bridge, reported The Indian Express.