US student molested at BHU, 2 held

An inquiry has also been ordered into the allegations that the Station Officer (Lanka) did not register an FIR in the case.

By: Express News Service | Allahabad | Updated: May 12, 2015 1:19 am

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.”

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    Bhaswati Bhattacharya
    May 12, 2015 at 10:04 am
    1. It is not true that the survivor "did not want to give anything in writing." I typed a long detailed report on Thursday April 23, and handed it to sub-inspector Shahad Uddin Khan. They all ped it around the Lanka Thana but noone would file an FIR .... UNTIL MY VIP FRIEND connected with the DIG and SSP Varanasi on April 28. **Check the CCTV in the police station. You will see when I visited on April 23, 24,25, 26, 27, 28.... 2. I was introduced to The Chief Proctor at his office by LIU officer NH Khan on Thur April 23, who told me to file an FIR at Lanka Thana, and insisted he could not take any formal diary there. When he introduced me to Prof Singh, he simply smiled but spoke with Khan and not with me. I asked Singh if he could take my report and he said he was busy. I immediately thereafter proceeded to the International Centre where I reported all events to the Director, Prof Srivastava, and I wrote the details and submitted them for action thru proper channel. They registered the letter on Friday, April 24, and immediately forwarded it to the Chief Proctor's Office. The comment that I did not want to put anything in writing reflects someone's urgent need for .... misrepresentation. There are also many journalists who are copy-pasting and NOT doing their work....!