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JNU prof says student raped her on promise of marriage

According to police, the woman stated that the student promised to marry her and established a physical relationship with her.

A 38-year-old assistant professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University has alleged that she was raped by a 34-year-old student of her department.

A case of rape was registered at Vasant Kunj (North) police station in South Delhi and the student, a resident of Munirka, has been arrested.

According to police, the woman was supervising the student’s doctoral thesis. In her complaint to police, she alleged that he raped her on the pretext of marriage. The two were reportedly living together for over three years, police said.

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According to police, the woman stated that the student promised to marry her and established a physical relationship with her. She alleged that when she insisted on marriage, he started avoiding her.

In her complaint, the woman said the accused stopped taking her calls. She claimed that she tried to contact him through text messages and calls for seven days but he did not respond. It was then that she approached police and lodged a complaint against him.

According to sources, the woman has also mentioned that she helped the student with his academics and was also supervising his doctoral thesis. She claimed that the man promised to marry her as soon as his PhD was complete, police said.

Soon after the complaint was filed, police carried out a search on the JNU campus and also at the man’s residence in Munirka and arrested him. “Based on the complaint of the woman we have registered a case of rape in the matter and the accused has been arrested. We are now recording statements of the victim’s fellow colleagues. Investigation is on,” an officer said.

First published on: 26-02-2015 at 03:13:36 am
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