Delhi University Student Union President Satender Awana was booked for attempt to murder, molestation, demanding and harassing for dowry at Noida’s Sector-20 police station on Monday, according to a report in The Pioneer.
The police reported that the complainant alleged that Balasheri (Awana's mother), brother-in-laws Nakul Awana, Satendar Awana and sisters-in-law beat her up and tried to strangle her after a dowry dispute.
According the police, there is a video that shows the accused threatening the complainant.
He issued a clarification on his Facebook page:
He claims that the dowry allegations were made up on the spot by the complainant when the police arrived.
Kavita Krishnan tweeted earlier on Monday:
DUSU President from ABVP booked in dowry violence case. I guess he'll say it's all Indian culture, and the woman... https://t.co/Q4qeinzhzG
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) March 14, 2016
The DUSU president (and ABVP President 2015) is rather infamous, as journalists from Quint who were at the campus asking students about consensual sex, accused him of abusing them in January this year. "They snatched our questionnaire, and roughed up our cameraman, threateningly circling us. At this point, we were called a variety of names – ranging from “corrupt” to people who clearly had sex freely, and were trying to talk about it “khulle mein” (openly)," the journalists report.
In February, according to a report in The Indian Express, Awana had made comments about the JNU students and said, "Our brothers from JNU who went to stand up for the country told us what was happening. If these people are not punished, then we as jagruk yuvaks (awakened youth) will enter their campus and shoot the traitors.”