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JNU rape case: Varsity suspends accused scholar

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has suspended a PhD scholar, accused of rape by a fellow student, and declared the campus out of bounds for him pending an enquiry, a decision that comes following protests by students and teachers.

A 28-year-old research student had alleged that Anmol Ratan raped her after offering her a spiked drink in his hostel room at JNU on August 20.

Ratan, an All India Students’ Association member, has also been expelled from the students’ outfit. Ratan surrendered on August 24 and at present is in judicial custody.

“Considering the seriousness of the case and in conformity with zero tolerance against sexual assault against women, Anmol Ratan is suspended from the university with immediate effect during pendency of the case,” the suspension order read.
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