JNU research scholar charged with rape, arrested

New Delhi: A JNU PhD scholar was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman on the pretext of marriage and was remanded in 14 days' judicial custody by a Delhi court.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The accused, identified as Ajay Singh, is pursuing PhD in European Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The complainant alleged that she has known Ajay since 2008. She met Ajay through one of her common friends when she was preparing for competitive exams.

Ajay and the woman had met at a friend's place in Nand Nagri in 2010 when they got into a relationship, she told police, claiming that he had later promised to marry her, but was dilly-dallying.

The accused recently broke up with the woman, police said. She alleged that he used to call her to his room in Brahmaputra Hostel in JNU where he raped her many times. The girl later realised that Ajay had been allegedly cheating on her, after which she approached the police.

A case was subsequently registered at Vasant Kunj (North) police station, leading to his arrest.

Updated Date: Sep 14, 2016 21:25 PM

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