Attack on JNU and St Stephen’s College students
On Monday a group people assaulted seven students from JNU and St Stephan’s College who were returning from a picnic in Bhardwaj Lake inside Asola Wildlife Sanctuary.
They were approached by three men on their way back. They were questioned regarding the company of a female in the group. The gang asked for their identity cards and phones and started smashing them, by that time the students were getting outnumbered.
The female victim stated that she was being slapped and abused for being in the company of the male, one of the accused dragged her to a temporary shelter, while others advising him to rape her. All the seven students were badly wounded. They had inflicted wounds primarily on her chest, right breast, right leg, knee and abdomen.
One of the victims stated, “ The intention of the accused was to kill us and gang rape her”
The girl added, “ The attackers were constantly calling other men to come rape her”.
They were brutally beaten up and accused of being “cow thieves and Muslims”. The victim belonging to a minority community was beaten up for having a beard. “We barely managed to save our lives”
Two locals and a cab driver came to their rescue and they straight away headed to Surajkund police station. In the police station, they were not only denied to file a FIR but were backfired with humiliating questions and forced to write an apology letter. The officer made statements like, ‘ we will show you how to indulge in free sex in jail’ and ‘ where your clothes were taken away or were they short anyways’.
After being forced to leave and receiving any help they headed for the Vasant Kunj North police station, there a zero FIR was filed under IPC section 341, 506, 323, 354, 511 365, 506 and 34. The case has been transferred to Surajkund police station now.