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GAY AMU PROFESSOR FOUND DEAD, VARSITY EXPRESSED CONCERN

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Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor of AMU who was suspended after he was filmed by spy camera having consensual sex with a man, died on April 7 under mysterious circumstances. Police declined to comment on the nature of the death, but did not rule out suicide. Siras had returned to work at the university after the Allahabad High Court lifted the suspension in a temporary order last week. Siras was due to retire in September. The Aligarh Muslim University has expressed its grief on the sad demise of the professor. The Vice Chancellor of the university also expressed his condolence to the grieved family. The University clarified that in pursuance of the interim order dated April 1, 2010 passed by the Division Bench of Allahabad High Court, his suspension was withdrawn on April 5, 2010 and was reinstated on his post with immediate effect, pending final outcome of the disciplinary proceedings. The order to vacate the university quarter at Medical Colony was also withdrawn. The Vice Chancellor said that the University was taken aback at the sudden turn of this painful event and the University will ensure all help and assistance to the grieved family at this difficult juncture.


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