Nepal Health Research Council staffer suspended following a sexual harassment complaint

Kathmandu, May 26

Nepal Health Research Council has suspended a staffer after accusations of sexual harassment.

The council suspended training officer Bijaya Kumar Jha after an intern filed a complaint at the council against him for sexually harassing her.

Nepal Health Research Council’s member secretary Pradeep Gyawali says that the council has commenced an investigation after the woman filed a written complaint. He says a committee has been formed to investigate the case.

“We’ll know more after the investigation,” says Gyawali.

Jha had been suspended for two months in 2019 after he misbehaved with a female colleague.

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