New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested a student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for allegedly sexually harassing a female student inside the varsity campus, officials said Thursday.
The accused has been identified as Raghvendra Mishra. A former Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member, Mishra fought the last JNU students’ union elections as an independent.
The ABVP informed Mishra has never been a member of the outfit and accused the Left student bodies of ‘spreading misinformation’. In fact, the RSS affiliate claimed Mishra had contested against its candidate during the last JNU students’ union elections. Police said Mishra used to dress up in saffron robes.
“The incident (sexual harassment) took place Wednesday and we have initiated an investigation into the matter,” they said.
According to a senior police official, Mishra allegedly misbehaved with a female student in a hostel room inside the campus. A complaint was received Wednesday and a case under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Vasant Kunj (North) police station and the accused has been arrested, said another official.
The girl told the police that Mishra had called her to his hostel room and harassed her. The security guards of the hostel apprehended Mishra when she raised an alarm, the girl told the police.