Thursday evening came as a shock to the students of SRM University. A staff member masturbated in a hostel lift in front of a second-year undergraduate female student. If you think the worst part is over, you’re in for more.
The girl raised an alarm and demanded to watch the CCTV footage, but the warden delayed her complaint by over two hours before complying to it. The student identified the man, but was asked to stay quiet and keep this under the wraps by the hostel management. Yes, it seems their spot free reputation was more important than the harassment that the student just faced.
Every student choose educational institutions to become an aspiring engineer not an aspiring victim. Repost the fact! Truth must be unfurled like a wildfire. Perpetrator who committed this heinous act must be brought to justice.#SRM #SRMUniversity #Srmist #SRMDOWNDOWN pic.twitter.com/tGbMBvKh83
— Neeraj (@meakasam) November 22, 2018
— வன யட்சி (@SolitaryReaper_) November 22, 2018
The students of SRM University demonstrated a protest on Thursday night against this horrific act. According to the university the accused ran away after the uproar. Although the University claims they’re doing all they can to ensure more security and to take strict actions against the offender, the students have a different story to tell.
— Ayshwerram thangaraj (@ayshwer_ram) November 22, 2018
According to the students, the director has maintained that –be ready to gasp – that these things happen because the girl was a North Indian studying in a South Indian college, and (yes, it’s not over yet) that since the girls smoke and drink they have no right to argue about their safety with the management. Shocker? Not really, to be honest.
— Mridul Kalra (@mridulkalra12) November 22, 2018
— raggabomb (@BigBongTragedy) November 22, 2018
'Don't make an issue out of nothing'
A random man just masturbated in front of a girl in a girls hostel. And this is the response our director has. pic.twitter.com/bx0YMEj1io
— hi (@eshaadutta) November 22, 2018
Here’s a picture of the culprit:
@HRDMinistry This is simply outrageous by the college management. No action has been taken against the culprit and the college authorities are trying to shield him.
What's happening in our country?? #SRMDOWNDOWN #SRM #sexualabuse #republictv @ArnabGowsami #ArnabGoswami pic.twitter.com/DzTfbUWkqc
— It's Me (@bossitsmeboss) November 23, 2018
To add to all of it, the police have said that no complaints have been registered yet. The University should be taking “stricter” steps than this, if for nothing else then for their own sake because this incident is becoming viral as #SRMDOWNDOWN.