BHU suspends research scholar for allegedly raping junior

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Varanasi, Jan 23: Banaras Hindu University today suspended a research scholar for allegedly raping his junior after holding her captive at his room in Chittupur locality.

The BHU administration suspended Vijay Kumar after an FIR was registered against him at Lanka police station under section 342 (wrongful confinement), 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC, an official statement from the varsity said.

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Vijay Kumar, a research scholar at BHU, had called the complainant girl at his rented room in Chittupur locality on Thursday evening on the pretext of guiding her for preparation of a thesis which she had to submit, Lanka police station officer Sanjiv Mishra said.

As per her complaint, when she reached the room, the accused allegedly held her captive and raped her. She somehow managed to flee the next day and reached the police station, Mishra said.

Vijay was arrested yesterday and produced before a magistrate in the local court today morning after which he was sent to jail, the police official said. He said that the girl's medical report is still awaited.

PTI 

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