Mangalore University professor denies rape accusations, woman protests

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (CLP)

Mangalore, October 29: A lone woman is seen protesting outside the University of Mangalore to demand justice on the issue of rape charges.

It’s a silent protest with the sign ‘Dr. Vedava, you cheated on me. You have done me an injustice. I want justice to be served to you.

The woman studying the Kodava language as part of the university‘s Kannada Development Project had complained to Vice-Chancellor K Byrappa that associate professor of the business department, Professor Vedava P, had told her about it. first sexually assaulted at her Kaikunje home in Bantwal taluk on June 2, 2013, then raped her for the past year on “false promise of marriage”. She also filed a complaint with the police.

Dr Vedava

The accused in the rape charges case, Professor Vedava of Mangalore University made his statement on the matter.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Professor Vedava said, “All the allegations made against me are false, I have a very good family history. I did not rape her. I am honest and ready for any investigation.”

After the start of the silent demonstration, the vice-chancellor promised to open an investigation.

Woman Alleges Rape by Mangalore University Professor

Mangalore, October 29 (DHNS): A woman complained to the vice-chancellor of the University of Mangalore, K Byrappa, that an associate professor in the department of commerce had raped her over the last year over the “false promise of marriage”. She also filed a complaint with the police.

The woman, who was studying the Kodava language as part of the university’s Kannada Development Project, said the teacher, Vedava P, first sexually assaulted her at her Kaikunje home in Bantwal Taluk on June 2. 2013, when no one was there. When she protested, he threatened her with dire consequences. He later promised to marry her and took her to various hotels, beaches and parks where he raped her, the woman said in her complaint to the vice-chancellor.

“He often came to my house. I trusted him but he abused my trust, ”she said in the complaint. The Registrar of the University of Mangalore, PS Yadapadithaya, confirmed that the woman had filed the complaint with the VC.

“The university asked Professor Vedava for explanations. The explanatory copy did not reach the university. Based on his explanations, the university will take action, ”he said. Mangalore Police Commissioner R Hithendra said the woman filed a complaint with the Konaje Police Station. As his house fell under the jurisdiction of the Bantwal Rural Police, the case was transferred to them. The woman said she would organize a silent protest on the University of Mangalore campus on October 29.

“I will continue to protest until justice is served,” said the victim. But the registrar said the university had given no permission to protest on its campus. “We called on the Konaje police to maintain public order,” he said.

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