JNU AISA activist accused of rape by fellow student
A 28-year-old student at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was allegedly raped by an AISA activist named Anmol Ratan on Saturday. A case has been registered at Vasant Kunj police station in Delhi against the accused and further investigation is in progress, ‘Indian Express’ reported.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that Ratan had contacted her after she had posted a message on her Facebook profile in June asking whether anyone had a copy of the movie ‘Sairat’, the news report said. He picked her up from her hostel on Saturday to give her the CD of the film and took her to Brahamputra Hostel where he offered her a spiked drink and then raped her. The girl alleged that Anmol didn’t allow her to go and threatened her of dire consequences.
A statement issued by the AISA read: “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 and will extend all possible support in her fight for justice.”