A JNU student claimed she was sexually assaulted by a man, whom she met on social media, at a cafe inside the campus. Police said they have identified the accused and have joined the investigation.
According to the woman’s complaint, the man contacted her to ask about her background. During a meeting in a café inside the JNU campus, the accused allegedly sexually assaulted her.
An FIR under IPC Sections 354 (molestation) and 354-B (assault with intent to undress) has been filed at Vasant Kunj police station, a Delhi police official said.
According to the woman, the defendant contacted her on Instagram on May 11 asking for details of a job she had landed and expressed interest in getting a similar job. “The two did not know each other. The defendant asked her to meet at the cafe the same day at 10 p.m. to discuss the course she was taking as well as other details,” the FIR says.
“The accused reached the woman’s hostel inside the JNU campus and the two went together. When discussing the course, the accused asked if the two could stay together. Taken aback, the woman asked to change the subject. The accused insisted and the woman got up to drink water from a basin in a corner. She was cornered by the accused who forced himself on her by undressing her, the woman said. Despite the woman’s protests, the man continued to commit sexual acts,” FIR states. The man had also taken the phone of the victim, she mentions in her complaint.