A DAY after former AISA president and JNU student Anmol Ratan was booked for allegedly raping a fellow student, police teams are searching for him.
He was missing from his hostel room. A team of forensic experts and police visited the campus and collected some samples from inside his room, said sources.
Meanwhile, the woman — a 28-year-old PhD student — could not record her statement before the magistrate Monday as she was unwell, added the sources.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Nupur Prasad told The Indian Express that Ratan is on the run. “A team of Delhi Police has been formed to look into the case from every angle,” she said.
Sources said the team has questioned several students of Brahmaputra Hostel, where the accused stays. Police have also sought cooperation from the university authorities in their investigation.
The woman had approached police and filed a rape complaint Sunday. She alleged that Ratan, also a PhD student, took her to his hostel room on the pretext of giving her a copy of the movie, Sairat. She alleged in her complaint that he offered her a drink which was spiked and raped her after she fell unconscious. The accused also threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.
On Sunday evening, AISA issued a statement saying they have taken serious note of the incident. “Ratan is henceforth expelled from the primary membership of AISA. We will reflect on and deal with this issue with all the firmness it deserves,” read a statement issued by the organisation.