JNU student manhandled in CR Park

Nov 15, 2011, 06:29 IST | Atul Krishan

The victim had come there with some friends to visit Mela Ground when two vagabonds attacked her

A student pursuing M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was allegedly physically assaulted and beaten up by two vagabonds of the area in Chittaranjan Park area of south Delhi on Monday night. The victim had come there with three friends to visit Mela Ground, when she was assaulted.

Shameless! The two accused, Inder and Raju, have been arrested.
Inder was arrested from the spot (above) while Raju, who had fled,
was arrested from a nearby area. File Pic

A senior police official said that they have lodged an FIR in this connection and have arrested two persons. "Inder and Raju have been arrested by the police. Inder may have some previous record in Kalkaji area. We are contacting Kalkaji police to get his antecedents. Inder was arrested from the incident spot while Raju who had fled was arrested from a nearby area," said the police official.

A senior police official said that the victim, Pooja (name changed on request), lives in Ganga Hostel on the JNU Campus and had come to CR Park area with two other JNU students Ankush Gupta and Kingshuk Roy (both M.Phil students) and an ex-JNU student, Neha (name changed). The incident occurred at around 9:30 pm.

"The accused persons also warned her to not call the police. They were threatening the victim and her friends to compromise. The victim was waiting for an auto when she was molested by Raju. She called her friends for help. Raju was then caught but Inder his associates joined them and Raju managed to flee," said the police.
Meanwhile, speaking to this reporter Pooja said that she hails from Chennai and is studying at JNU.

"I and two-three others were standing in CR Park market-I. We were looking for an auto-rickshaw when the accused approached us. One of them (Raju) assaulted and molested me. I raised an alarm and called my friends for help. Meanwhile, Inder, the associate of Raju, joined us. A scuffle ensued. Raju, the main culprit, managed to flee while we caught Inder and called the police. We then handed him over to the cops," she said.

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