23/05/2016 9:29 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

JNU Student Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Woman Classmate

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A Catholic nun from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, signs a banner during a rally to show solidarity with the nun who was raped during an armed assault on a convent school, in Kolkata March 16, 2015. Christians in India said on Monday that the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not done enough to protect their religion, after a spate of attacks including the rape of the 75-year-old nun at the weekend. Christians prayed and held vigils across the country to protest against the rape during an armed assault on a convent school, the worst in a series of incidents that followers of the faith say are making them feel unwelcome in their own country. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW RELIGION)

NEW DELHI -- A 23-year-old JNU student has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman classmate, police said yesterday.

Both the complainant and the accused (names withheld) are pursuing post graduation degree in the varsity's Centre for Historical Studies.

The incident took place in December, when the accused and the complainant went to a friend's rented house for a party and he forced himself upon her, a senior police official said.

However, the woman approached the police and reported the matter this Thursday. A case under IPC Section 376 (rape) was registered immediately in connection with the incident and the accused was arrested, the official said.

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