Student allegedly raped in prestigious Indian university

Student allegedly raped in prestigious Indian university

The woman, a first-year doctorate student, alleged that the accused raped her in a hostel room on the university campus. (File photo) Photograph: (Getty)

PTI Delhi, India Aug 22, 2016, 05.48 PM (IST)
A 28-year-old student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, a prestigious educational institute in India, has accused a student activist of raping her on Saturday (August 20).

The woman, a first-year doctorate student, alleged that Anmol Ratan, who is also a JNU student, raped her in a hostel room on the university campus.

Police lodged a case of rape and criminal intimidation against Ratan on Sunday (August 21).

Ratan is a member of the All India Students' Association (AISA), a left-wing student organisation.

AISA, meanwhile, said it has expelled Ratan from its organisation.

"AISA takes serious note of the fact that Anmol Ratan, a leading activist of AISA, is facing a criminal complaint of sexual assault. He is, henceforth, expelled from the primary membership of AISA. We stand by the complainant in her fight for justice," Ashutosh Kumar, AISA Delhi State Secretary, said.

The complainant told police that she had posted on her Facebook profile that she wanted to watch a movie named 'Sairat' and asked if anyone had a CD of it.

Ratan apparently messaged her saying that he had a copy. Thereafter, he picked her up on the pretext of giving her a CD of the film and took her to Brahamaputra Hostel, where he stays.

She said in the complaint that he offered her a spiked drink and allegedly raped her. He also threatened her and asked her to not report the matter.

(PTI)

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Left-wing student organisation, All India Students' Association, which the accused was involved with, has announced his expulsion

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