Lahore college professor commits suicide after harassment allegations
In a note, the professor claims the allegations against him were false due to which his reputation was tarnished
LAHORE: A professor at the Government MAO College took his life after he was accused of sexually harassing a student. In the note he left behind, the professor claims he was innocent.
Professor Muhammad Afzal from the Government MAO College in Lahore was accused of sexually harassing a female student. Two letters of the professor went viral on the internet—one in which he claims to leave the matter ‘in the court of Allah’ on October 9 and the other he wrote on October 8 to the enquiry officer who was investigating the scandal.
In the letter written to the enquiry officer, Afzal claims that the harassment allegations against him were false. He claims that the case against him had been closed but he feared the administration would re-open it any day.
He urges the administration in the letter to rusticate the student for allegedly leveling false allegations against him. Mr Afzal claims that his wife left him because of the harassment and because she considered him an ‘immoral person’.
Netizens started talking about the professor taking his own life and a debate ensued on harassment allegations on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement.
M Afzal, Lecturer Govt MAO College, Lahore.
He was charged with alegations of harasment. committee cleared him. great damage to his repute.
He wrote an aplication, on 8 Oct to admn for an offcial letter to exonerate him.
9th Oct, he committed suicide#MenToo #MeToo #metooindia pic.twitter.com/g8RnyoUSX2
— HASSAN COMPUTERS (@hassankomputer) October 19, 2019
M Afzal, lecturer at gov MAO college Lahore commits suicide. It was proved that harassment case against him was baseless. He was freed from the allegations but what about the aftermath? His life was disturbed and so are the lives of many other men. #Feminismisevil #MeToo pic.twitter.com/z6zhB6T5W2
— Shameer faisal (@shameerfaisal5) October 19, 2019
A false accusation is equally abhorring as the real act.False accusations Hurts the prospects of abused women speaking up & hampers prosecution against culprits.
— Salman Sufi (@SalmanSufi7) October 18, 2019
— Huzaifa Nasir (@Huzaifa01860301) October 18, 2019
That really saddened me. I curse thz women who has NOTHING else to do but playing woman card & bashing men 24/7. 5 fingers are not equal & if U want to be respected by men at least show some character, sharam, haya&ghairat and give respect too them aswell
And to hell this #MeToo https://t.co/2HUgdq45lL
— آبی کوثر (@Aabekosar) October 19, 2019
Unfortunately, female easily blames male and, there is now law for female if she is proved wrong.Nothing can restore the lost previous respectable life after such allegation in our society.
— kaleem Shigri (@KaleemShigri) October 19, 2019
So sad & traumatic incident! Another victim of #MeToo movement with false allegations from opportunistic & criminal mindsets. #Metoo is based on injustice & prejudice under falseflag slogans of antiman, anti-patriarchy & profeminist. It's not for providing justice to its victim pic.twitter.com/hzclKJTpqX
— Ehsan Achakzai (@e_achakzai) October 19, 2019