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PhD student at JNU raped, threatened #Vaw #WTFnews

PhD student at JNU raped, threatened
The woman has alleged that she had given a complaint to the police earlier, but no FIR was registered even though she was taken for a medical examination.
NEW DELHI: A 25-year-old PhD student of Jawaharlal Nehru University has alleged that she was sexually assaulted several times inside the campus by a research scholar a few weeks ago. She alleged that he even blackmailed and threatened her to suppress the incident.This is the third such incident reported from JNU this year.

The accused (whose name is being withheld as he has not been arrested yet) stays in Munirka area of south Delhi. The woman has alleged that she had given a complaint to the police earlier, but no FIR was registered even though she was taken for a medical examination.

The police are probing if the allegations of non-registration of FIR are true.


This time, the police registered an FIR (number 986) under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) at Vasant Kunj (north) police station late on Tuesday evening after the medical examination.

The incident came to the fore on Tuesday evening after the girl dialed 100 and informed the police control room about her ordeal. Local policewomen took the girl to AIIMS ( All India Institute of Medical Sciences) after which legal formalities were initiated. NGO counsellors were roped in and her statement was recorded, police said.

In her statement, the woman has alleged that she was friendly with the accused and he often visited her hostel room. However, on one occasion, he forced himself upon her. He allegedly threatened her with dire consequences and even filmed the act on his phone. He also took her to his flat in Munirka and raped her, she said.
The woman has alleged that the accused said he would destroy her career if she complained to the police. Sources at the police station said that the last time the woman filed a complaint, cops called parents of the accused and reached a compromise.

The accused allegedly promised to marry her. However, he continued harassing her and forced her to have physical relations again. Finally, the woman called the PCR around 2.30pm on Tuesday.

The suspect absconded soon after the girl called the cops. A special team has been formed to track him and raids are being conducted at his hometown and other suspected hideouts. The cops said he is a native of Patna in Bihar.

There has been a spurt in cases of crimes against women at JNU in the last two years with the number of FIRs and complaints with the police reaching around 35. The complaints with the university’s disciplinary committee are not included in this number.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Delhi/PhD-student-at-JNU-raped-threatened/articleshow/45116648.cms

 

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