New Delhi: A 23-year-old Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a woman classmate after getting her drunk in his hostel room, police said.
According to police, the complainant, who is an African national and stays in the same hostel at JNU, attended a party held in December last year, when the incident took place.
In her complaint, the foreign national alleged that the Udhip, 23, made her consume alcohol and she passed out. It was only the next morning when she woke up, she realised she was subjected to a sexual assault.
The woman also claimed that the girlfriend of the accused was also among those who attended the party at the hostel.
The woman informed university authorities after which the matter was taken up by the Gender Sensitisation Committee against Sexual Harassment, an internal body looking after such complaints.
The committee took four months to conclude that the youth had raped the woman. Based on the report, the university registrar was asked to take appropriate action against the accused and register a police complaint.
A police complaint was registered on Friday. The accused is a native of Guwahati in Assam and had allegedly committed the crime on the 30-year-old woman in Lohit hostel.
Udhip was arrested from his hostel room on Friday after which he was produced at Patiala house courts and was sent to Tihar.