JNU Student Communist leader ‘rapes’ fellow student on Campus

JNU Rape Anmol Ratan

NEW DELHI: A 28-year-old student has filed a case against a fellow student and leader of the AISA, the student wing of the communist CPI (M-L), accusing him of raping her in a hostel room on the university campus, police said Sunday. The accused, Anmol Ratan was state president of the AISA until last year. JNU has been embroiled in a number of rapes and harassment cases against students in the last few years but its student union violently oppose any police involvement on campus.

 

 

The woman, a Ph.D student, alleged that Anmol Ratan, also a Ph.D student, offered her a copy of the movie Sairat that she was looking for, took her to his hostel room and offered her a spiked drink.  When she awoke, she found the youth lying beside her. He threatened to harm her if she revealed the matter to anyone.

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The police said that an FIR had been lodged and her statement under CrPC Section 164 would be recorded on Monday.

The victim 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.

The youth is a senior member of the students’ council through AISA and he threatened to use his clout to get away with the crime, the woman told the police.

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Members of the students’ council refused to first take action and then 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, after the media highligted the case.