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JNU Scholar Booked For Allegedly Drugging And Raping 28-Year-Old Fellow Student

Ratan was state president of the AISA until last year. 

22/08/2016 8:32 AM IST | Updated 22/08/2016 8:51 AM IST
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Students shout slogans during a protest against the rapes of two minor girls outside the police headquarters in New Delhi on October 18, 2015.

NEW DELHI--A 28-year-old JNU student has filed a rape case against an AISA activist accusing him of raping her in a hostel room on the university campus.

The woman is a first-year Ph.D student and she has alleged that Anmol Ratan, a JNU student and AISA activist raped her yesterday, police said.

According to the complaint filed by her at Vasant Kunj (North) police station, she was looking for copy of the movie 'Sairat' and posted on Facebook, asking if anyone had it.

Ratan, the AISA activist, allegedly 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 Brahamputra 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.

However, the woman approached the police on Sunday and a case of rape was registered and further investigation is underway.

Police said they have registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation against Ratan on the complaint of the woman. However, he has not been arrested yet.

Ratan was state president of the AISA until last year.

AISA said it has taken strong note of the allegations and has expelled Ratan from the membership.

"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.

"AISA will reflect on and deal with this issue with all the firmness it deserves. AISA will be unflinching for the principles of gender justice even if it involves a leading member of the organisation. We stand by the complainant in her fight for justice," Ashutosh Kumar, AISA Delhi State Secretary, said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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