The complaint was made at Vasant Kunj North police station in south Delhi.
The complainant, a first year PhD student, alleged that she was raped by one Anmol Ratan, a JNU student and All India Student Association (AISA) activist, on Saturday after spiking her drink with a sedative.
The victim alleged that she had put a statement on Facebook on June this year showing interest to watch a film called 'Sairat' and asked if anyone had a copy of it.
Sairat is a 2016 Indian Marathi-language romance film.
"She alleged that Anmol messaged her that he is has a copy of the film. She further added that on August 20 Anmol picked her from her hostel to give her the film and took her to his hostel named Brahmaputra where he offered her some drinks and after that committed sexual assault with her and did not allow her to go and threatened her," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad said.
The officer said that a case under section 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code has been registered and further investigation is in progress.