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FPJ-Ed: Student molested at JNU, FIR filed

A Ph.D. student at Jawaharlal Nehru University in the national capital was allegedly molested outside the campus by an unidentified man on Tuesday, an official said

IANS | Updated on: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 02:08 PM IST

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A Ph.D. student at Jawaharlal Nehru University in the national capital was allegedly molested outside the campus by an unidentified man on Tuesday, an official said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest District) Gaurav Sharma told that the incident occurred around 11.45 p.m. on Monday. "At 12.45 a.m, a PCR call regarding molestation in JNU was received at the Vasant Kunj North police station," the senior official said.

Sensing the gravity of the matter the DCP himself along with SHO Vasant Kunj and staff immediately rushed to the spot. It was revealed that on the intervening night of January 17-18 at about 11.45 p.m., one female student pursuing a Ph.D. in JNU, was taking a stroll within the campus itself. "When she was walking on the east gate road of the university, one boy came on a bike from inside campus and tried to molest her," the DCP said.

Soon after this the student raised an alarm and shouted for help. Fearing getting caught, the accused fled from the spot by his motorcycle. "We have registered a case of outraging the modesty of women against the accused," Sharma said, adding that a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.

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Published on: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 02:08 PM IST