The police have arrested two persons in connection with the alleged loot and molestation of a research scholar, an American of Indian origin, at the campus of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi last month. While the incident took place on April 22, the FIR was registered a week later, after the scholar met the Varanasi SSP.
An inquiry has also been ordered into the allegations that the Station Officer (Lanka) did not register an FIR in the case. BHU chief proctor Prof Satyendra Singh,said the University could not immediately get an FIR lodged because the victim did not want to give anything in writing. The victim, meanwhile, has gone to the US on leave. She was pursuing her PhD in Ayurveda from BHU. A Varanasi police spokesperson said: “Two persons have been arrested, but no recoveries have been made so far.”