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DD Jain girls block traffic,protest against ‘rape’

The girls came out of the college campus by forcibly opening the doors of the college.

Hundreds of girls of Devki Devi Jain College on Friday came out of the college and blocked the main CMCH Chowk in protest against an alleged rape of a class VII girl at Atam Devki Niketan School located on the same campus.

The girls shouted slogans of “we want justice” and protested against the alleged rape by the conductor of one of the school buses who had been dismissed by the management a few days back. However,the girls were not clear as to who the victim was.

Interestingly,the girls came out of the college campus by forcibly opening the doors of the college. A few hundred girls came out while the rest remained inside as the college management soon locked the gates. The girls went to the nearby CMCH Chowk and blocked the traffic.

The incident took everyone by surprise as normally such a reaction is not seen in girls’ colleges of Ludhiana.

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The girls alleged that the matter was being suppressed and the victim and her family were not being given justice. The high drama continued for more than three hours outside and within the college campus.

ADCP Nilambari Jagdale,who reached the spot along with other officers,said,“We are investigating the case,but till now neither the victim nor her family has come before us with a formal complaint. We have no idea as who is the sufferer. The girls were protesting on mere rumours and even they were not clear as to who is the actual victim.”

In the morning,the girls met college principal Sarita Behl after they heard about this news. Later,they came out of the campus to protest.

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Division Number 2 SHO Dilip Kumar said they had registered a case against an unknown person with rape charge. The FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint from the college students who themselves had no idea about the victim and the culprit.

First published on: 30-11-2013 at 00:46 IST
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