‘He spiked my drink and raped me’: JNU Ph.D. student files case against AISA leader
A 28-year-old JNU student has filed a rape case against a fellow student and AISA activist accusing him of raping her in a hostel room on the university campus.
The woman, a first-year Ph.D. student, has alleged that Anmol Ratan, a JNU student and AISA activist raped her on Saturday, police said.
According to the complaint filed by her at Vasant Kunj (North) police station, she had posted on her Facebook profile that she wanted to watch 'Sairat' movie and asked if anyone had a CD of it.
It said Ratan apparently messaged her saying that he had a copy. Thereafter, he picked her up yesterday 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.
Meanwhile, the JNU administration strongly condemned the inciden, saying that it does not tolerate such incidents and promised to take appropriate measures to prevent them in future.
“Jawaharlal Nehru University always stands for dignity of the individual, respect for women and democratic values. It is in this light that the JNU Administration strongly condemns an incident of heinous rape in a hostel in the campus on 20 August 2016. This has completely shaken the JNU Community and has tarnished the image of the university. The Administration does not tolerate such incidences and resolves to take appropriate measures to prevent them in future. The entire JNU Community stands with the victim. Moreover, the Administration appeals to students, staff and teachers to remain vigilant against such incidences,” JNU said in a statement.
When contacted 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 PTI inputs)