New Delhi, Nov 13: A day after it was reported that a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student was sexually assaulted by a research scholar inside the campus, it has been reported that the Delhi Police initially refused to file an FIR in the case.
The police registered the FIR only on late Tuesday.
A news report claimed that the police initially sought to reach a compromise instead of filing an FIR. [Delhi Shame: PhD student of Jawaharlal Nehru University sexually assaulted]
According to the new laws in rape cases, it is mandatory for the police officials to file an FIR without delay.
On Tuesday, Nov 11, it was reported that the victim had filed a sexual harassment case against the accused, who hails from Bihar and stays at a rented house in Munirka area of South Delhi.
Victim, a native of Chandigarh, was taken to AIIMS for the medical check up to confirm the sexual assault.
One friend of the accused allegedly had filmed the act on one occasion, stated the complainant.
Police initially sought to reach a compromise instead of filing an FIR.
Police had reportedly launched a manhunt to nab the accused who is absconding.
The accused had reportedly developed physical relations with the victim on the pretext of marrying her and he used to take her to his rented house where he allegedly raped her repeatedly.
He has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Early this year in July, a sexual harassment complaint was filed with the gender sensitization committee of the JNU against two students holding positions in the university students' union.