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FIR filed against JNU student for allegedly raping Ph.D scholar

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student who also happens to be an activist of the All India Students' Association, has been booked for allegedly drugging and raping a 28-year-old research scholar, also from JNU, at his university hostel room on Saturday.

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

She said that the accused had taken the victim to his room on the pretext of copying a movie to her pen drive; there he gave her a spiked drink and assaulted her. She further said that after the assault the accused had refused to let the victim leave, threatening her with consequences if she revealed the incident to anyone.

However, the next day she reported the incident to the police . "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," Nupur Prasad informed.