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JNU AISA activist accused of rape by fellow student, case filed

AISA said that it has taken strong note of the allegations and has expelled the allegedly accused

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A 28-year-old Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student has filed a case against an All India Students' Association (AISA) activist accusing him of raping her in a hostel room on the university campus, police said on Sunday.

The woman is a first-year PhD student and she has alleged that Anmol Ratan, a student and activist, raped her on Saturday, police said.

According to the complaint filed by her at the Vasant Kunj (North) police station, she had posted on her Facebook profile that she wanted to watch 'Sairat', a movie, and asked if anyone had a CD of it.

The complaint said that Ratan apparently messaged her saying that he had a copy. Thereafter, he picked her up on Saturday on the pretext of giving her a CD of the film and took her to the 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 was registered and further investigation is underway.

When contacted, said that it has taken strong note of the allegations and has expelled Ratan.

"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," Ashutosh Kumar, AISA Delhi state secretary, said

"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," added Kumar.

First Published: Mon, August 22 2016. 07:48 IST