JNU scholar alleges rape by fellow student


A woman at Jawaharlal Nehru University was allegedly raped by a fellow student on Saturday when she went to his hostel room to copy a movie on a pen drive.
The police said that an FIR had been lodged and her statement under CrPC Section 164 would be recorded on Monday.
The survivor, a PhD scholar, told the police that she had asked a few people about the movie on a social networking site. The accused youth, an MPhil student, replied, asking her to collect it from him. On Saturday, the youth sent her a text message offering to copy the film onto a pen drive. Later, he came to her hostel and asked her to accompany him to his room. The woman said that he gave her a spiked drink and she fell unconscious after consuming it. When she awoke, she found the youth lying beside her. He threatened to harm her if she revealed the matter to anyone.
She then approached Vasant Kunj (north) police station and registered a complaint later that night. An FIR under sections of rape and criminal intimidation has been registered against the youth. The complainant was taken for a medical examination and its report is awaited. The youth will be asked to appear for questioning, police said.
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JNU registrar Pramod Kumar said that they have not yet received a formal complaint from the woman or the cops.
“I was unaware about the incident but will look into it,” Kumar said
The youth is a senior member of the students’ council and he threatened to use his clout to get away with the crime, the woman told the police.
Members of the students’ council said that they will probe into the allegations. “We have taken serious note of the fact that a leading activist of AISA is facing a criminal complaint of sexual assault. He has been expelled from the primary membership,” said AISA Delhi state secretary, Ashutosh Kumar.

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