JNU rape case; Student Leader Anmol Ratan Surrendered To Police


New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University student Anmol Ratan, who allegedly raped a 28-year-old PhD student, surrendered before police on Wednesday, police said. Ratan, 29, a prominent leader of the Left-affiliated All India Students' Association or AISA, had been missing since Sunday, when the MPhil student filed a complaint with the police. Five police teams had been hunting for him.

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Ratan showed up at Vasant Kunj north police station in south Delhi along with his lawyer, shortly after 10 pm on Wednesday night to surrender. Ratan will be sent for medical examination and put under formal arrest, police said, adding he will be produced before Patiala House court on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the victim, who has alleged that she was raped by Ratan, an AISA activist, recorded her statement before a magistrate. "The woman stood by the charges in the statement recorded before the magistrate," Prasad said. Recently, a 28-year-old JNU student filed a rape case against an AISA activist accusing him of raping her in a hostel room on the university campus.

The girl in her complaint alleged that Anmol assaulted her sexually after luring her to his hostel room on the pretext of giving her the copy of a movie she wanted and then giving her a drink spiked with a sedative. An activist of the All India Student Association (AISA), Anmol was expelled from leftist student outfit after the allegations against him.

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 on Saturday on the pretext of giving her a CD of the film and took her to Brahamputra Hostel, where he spiked her drink and raped her.

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