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JNU student booked for raping research scholar in campus

A Jawaharlal Nehru University student, an activist of the All India Students' Union, has been booked for allegedly drugging and raping a 28-year-old research scholar at his university hostel room on Saturday.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police-I (South) Nupur Prasad said that on Sunday, the purported victim approached the police with her complaint and stated that she had been raped by Anmol Ratan, a student of JNU and an activist of student organisation AISA. The victim is in the first year of her Phd in one of the JNU schools.

“She alleged that in the month of June, she had put a statement on Facebook that she wanted to watch a film called Sairat and had asked if anyone had a copy. She alleged that Anmol messaged her that he had a copy of the film. She further added that on Saturday, Anmol picked her from her hostel on the pretext of providing her the film and took her to his Brahamputra Hostel room where he offered some drinks to her and after that committed sexual assault with her,” said Ms. Prasad.

She added that initially the accused had kept the woman confined and had not allowed her to go, even threatening her against revealing the incident to anyone.

The following day she visited the Vasant Kunj (North) police station and shared her ordeal.

“On the basis of statement of complainant a case under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and further investigation is in progress,” said Ms. Prasad.

The accused had not been arrested till late Sunday night. "We stand by the complainant and will extend all possible support in her fight for justice," the AISA said.

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