Sonepat varsity ‘gangrape’: Stir continues for V-C ouster

The students have been on a protest for three days now after a first-year law student alleged that she was abducted near the university campus by four youth and gangraped.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:May 21, 2012 1:36 am

The protest by the students of Sonepat’s all-women Bhagat Phool Singh Woman’s University in Khanpur village — demanding the suspension Vice-Chancellor Pankaj Mittal —continued on Sunday.

The students have been on a protest for three days now after a first-year law student alleged that she was abducted near the university campus by four youth and gangraped. Three of the four accused,including the in-charge of the hostel mess where he girl resides,have been arrested.

Meanwhile,in support of the students,INLD youth wing Indian National Students Organisation also blocked the Khanpur-Sonepat Road for about two hours and raised slogans against the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government. INLD leader Ajay Chautala participated in the protest.

The protest threw traffic out of gear in the highway. Following this,the police assured the protesting students and INLD workers that action will be taken against all those found responsible for the incident.

The students,who are sitting on a protest outside the university campus,are alleging that the accused enjoyed the patronage of certain university officials and that the vice-chancellor had adopted a lax approach while dealing with the entire issue.

‘Whistleblower’ Karnataka official dies

Five days after he was allegedly attacked,a Karnataka official,said to be a whistleblower in some controversial land allotments by societies,died at a private hospital on Sunday.

Karnataka Administrative Service officer,S P Mahantesh died following a cardiac arrest,hospital sources said. “Mahantesh’s heart stopped at 5.30 am. We tried our best to revive him,but failed,” said a doctor who did not wish to be named.

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said those accused in the case would be nabbed soon.

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