Varanasi: The Dean of Institute of Medical Sciences in the Banaras Hindu University has been suspended for allegedly molesting a junior doctor.

The victim had filed a complaint with the college authorities last month, stating Prof B D Bhatia had invited her to his residence and molested her, BHU Press, Publication and Publicity Cell Chairperson Dr Rajesh Singh said.

Students and resident doctors protested against the incident, prompting university authorities to investigate the matter, he said adding Bhatia has been suspended till further order.