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JNU student alleges rape by fellow student
A student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has been accused of rape by a fellow student of the same university.

The accused, Anmol Ratan, is a PhD student at the Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion. He is also a students' union activist and a member of the All India Students' Association (AISA).

The survivor, a PhD first year student, has alleged that Ratan spiked her drink and later raped her inside his hostel room.

In her statement to the police, the 28-year old victim has alleged that Ratan contacted her after she had posted on her Facebook page that whether anyone had a copy of the movie 'Sairat'.

Ratan allegedly messaged her saying that he had a copy and had offered her the same. She has alleged that on Saturday, she went to his room in Brahamputra hostel to copy the said movie on her pen drive. She has alleged that Ratan had offered her a drink which made her lose her consciousness and later raped her.

The survivor has also alleged that Ratan had threatened her against telling anyone about the case. 

The woman has lodged a complaint with the Vasant Kunj North police, who booked Ratan under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. A medical examination of the survivor was also conducted and reports of the same are still awaited.

According to AISA, Ratan had been expelled from the union in December 2015 for misbehaving with other members.

"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. We stand by the complainant in her fight for justice," Ashutosh Kumar, State Secretary of AISA, said in a statement.

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