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JNU student accused of misbehaving with girl expelled for 10 yrs

Twenty-four-year-old Abhinendra Jain, a student of Spanish language at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, who has been accused of slapping and molesting a fellow-student inside the university campus, was expelled from the university for 10 years on Tuesday.

Poonak Kudasiya, public relations officer of the university said, 'Chief proctor of the university P C Rath issued a notice against Jain asking him to leave the university campus and barring him from seeking admission in any course at the university for the next 10 years.'

On Sunday evening, Jain had allegedly molested and slapped a girl, a student at the university’s School of Languages, inside the campus. Jain and the victim had reportedly been in a relationship.

He was arrested on Monday by officials of Delhi police and a case under sections 354 (assault or use of criminal force against women with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) has been registered against him at the Vasant Kunj police station. The Gender Sensitisation Committee on Sexual Harassment at the university claimed that the girl had first complained to the it on Sunday evening, following which a complaint had been filed at the police at approximately 11.30 pm.

S K Sopory, vice-chancellor of the university said,  ‘I had called a special meeting with the proctor and deans of the varsity at approximately 3.30pm on Tuesday. In the meeting, which went on for three hours, it was decided to form a committee consisting of ten members, which will look into similar cases and submit a report within 15 days.’ Sopory on Tuesday also met members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) to share their problems.
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