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MP: university officials indicted in sex scandal

May 18, 2011 12:20 PM IST India India

Jabalpur: About a dozen university officials have been indicted for their alleged involvement in the sex for marks scandal at a medical college in Jabalpur.

A first year student of the medical college had blown the lid in February alleging that she was approached by her senior for sex in return for getting her marks increased in revaluation to clear the subjects, in which she had failed.

"When I asked her what I was supposed to do, she said that I'll have to become intimate with some people. When she gave me more details, I was disgusted and said that I cannot do something like that," said the first year student.

But the first year student, who first blew the lid off what has come to be called the sex for marks scandal, may now feel vindicated as students at the Rani Durgavati University in Jabalpur went on the rampage, demanding the immediate sacking of vice chancellor Dr RN Mishra. A state committee has held Mishra accountable for not preventing the scandal.

The four-member committee also held 12 other officials including the controller of examination, a former registrar and 10 officials accountable. All indicted officials have already been suspended.

"The committee has clearly referred to the role of the Vice Chancellor and we have also demanded his immediate expulsion," said ABVP National General Secretary Vishnu Dutt Sharma.

But, no action has been taken by the state government so far.

"We have taken the recommendations very seriously we are looking into it and no one including the vice chancellor would be spared," said Minister of Higher Education Lakmi Kant Sharma.

The first year student meanwhile been transferred to the Gwalior Medical College.