JNU rape case: Mobile phones of victim, accused Anmol Ratan seized

New Delhi: The mobile phones of both the 28-year-old JNU PhD scholar, who has alleged that she was raped by an AISA activist from the university, and the accused have been seized by police for forensic tests.

Representational image. News-18

Representational image. News-18

The victim and the accused had first started interacting on Facebook and were also in touch over phone which have been seized for forensic tests, a senior police officer said on Thursday.

Accused Anmol Ratan, who on Wednesday night surrendered at the Vasant Kunj(North) police station, was questioned for several hours during which he maintained that the victim is his friend but denied the allegations against him, the officer said.

The accused was on Thursday remanded in 14 days judicial custody by a Delhi court.

The victim's statement was recorded by a magistrate Wednesday, wherein she stood by her charge of rape against the accused.

She had accused Anmol of raping her in a JNU hostel after offering her a spiked drink on 20 August.

Updated Date: Aug 26, 2016 09:20 AM

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