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JNU rape accused sent to 14-day judicial custody by Delhi court

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 August 2016, 18:46 IST

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Anmol Ratan, accused of raping a 28-year-old fellow student in the university hostel, was on 25 August remanded to 14 days of judicial custody by a Delhi court.

A magisterial court at Patiala House courts complex sent Ratan to jail after Delhi Police decided not to seek his custody. The court also directed jail authorities to provide him proper medical facilities after he submitted that he was suffering from a heart ailment. Ratan, accused of raping a first-year Ph.D student on 20 August, had surrendered before the police last night, hours after the victim recorded her statement before a magistrate.

The victim in her complaint at Vasant Kunj (North) police station had said she had posted on her Facebook on 20 August that she wanted to watch a movie and asked if anyone had a copy of the particular movie. Ratan apparently messaged her saying he had a copy. Later, he picked her up on the pretext of giving her the CD and took her to Brahmaputra Hostel, where he resided. Here, he allegedly offered her a spiked drink and raped her.

Ratan, an AISA activist, was expelled from the association after being accused of rape.

-PTI

First published: 25 August 2016, 18:46 IST
 
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