New Delhi: Anmol Ratan, former Delhi president and activist of the All India Students Association (AISA) was booked on charges of raping a 28-year-old Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar. Anmol is accused of raping the Ph.D student in his hostel room after he offered her a copy of a movie that she was looking for and took her to the room. Ratan, then, allegedly spiked her drink and raped her.
AISA, the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), has expelled Ratan from the organisation and has said that it stands by the complainant. The victim in her complaint filed at the Vasant Kunj (North) Police Station, stated she had posted a message on her Facebook profile asking if someone had a copy of the movie “Sairat” that she wanted to watch. Ratan apparently replied to her message saying that he had a copy, following which he picked her up on Sunday and took her to Brahmaputra Hostel. The police have registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation against the AISA member and are currently investigating the matter.