Santiniketan, Sept. 26: A student of Visva-Bharati’s Sangeet Bhavana was allegedly molested last night by an outsider who had entered the campus without authorisation, which many students said was a regular phenomenon.
The youth, a student of a college in Birbhum’s Nanoor, was standing near the girl’s hostel and molested the student when she was returning around 8.45pm after dinner at an eatery near the campus. The youth, Kalipada Majhi, has been arrested.
Police said Kalipada knew the Visva-Bharati campus well as several varsity students were his friends.
“In the evening, a large number of outsiders loiter in the ashram area and the hostel approach roads. They tease us and make indecent proposals,” a girl student said.
A security officer said: “It is very hard to separate outsiders from students. We have several times asked the students to carry their identity cards but they don’t listen.”