JNU rape case: Accused Anmol Ratan surrenders
JNU PhD scholar Anmol Ratan, accused of raping a 28-year-old fellow student, tonight surrendered before the police, hours after the victim recorded her statement before a magistrate.
New Delhi: JNU PhD scholar Anmol Ratan, accused of raping a 28-year-old fellow student, tonight surrendered before the police, hours after the victim recorded her statement before a magistrate.
"Anmol Ratan has surrendered at Vasant Kunj (north) police station," Additional DCP (south) Nupur Prasad said.
The accused, who was absconding since 20 August, surrendered around 10.15 pm at the police station.
Ratan will be sent for medical examination and put under formal arrest, police said, adding he will be produced before Patiala House court tomorrow.
Earlier in the day, the victim, who has alleged that she was raped by Ratan, an AISA activist, recorded her statement before a magistrate.
"The woman stood by the charges in the statement recorded before the magistrate," Prasad said.
The victim in her complaint at Vasant Kunj (North) police station had said that she had posted on her Facebook profile that she wanted to watch Sairat movie and asked if anyone had a CD of it.
Ratan apparently messaged her saying that he had a copy. Thereafter, he picked her up on 20 August on the pretext of giving her a CD of the film and took her to Brahamputra Hostel, where he stays.
There he allegedly offered her a spiked drink and raped her.
Ratan had yesterday moved an anticipatory bail plea before a Delhi court which put up the matter for arguments on the next date of hearing on 27 August.
He was expelled from AISA after being accused of rape.
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