Lahore College lecturer commits suicide after becoming victim of mee too movement

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Lahore College lecturer commits suicide after becoming victim of mee too movement

LAHORE: Lahore College lecturer commits suicide after becoming victim of mee too movement.

A lecturer at a college in Lahore has committed suicide after the institute's administration failed to issue him a letter absolving him of sexual harassment allegations by a female student.

Muhammad Afzal, a lecturer of English at the Government MAO College, committed suicide earlier this week. Afzal reportedly ended his life by consuming a toxic substance.

Police said the body was handed over to the family after they expressed unwillingness to file a case.

MOA College principal Dr Farhan Ibadat had ordered an inquiry after receiving a harassment complaint from a female student against the lecturer. He said Dr Alia Rehman, who was overseeing the inquiry, had informed Muhammad Afzal that he was innocent.

The case of the suicide became a topic of debate on social media after the lecturer's letter to Dr Alia Rehman and his suicide note surfaced on Twitter and several Facebook groups.