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Dalit girl assaulted; one arrested

By Pti
Varanasi, Feb 11: A dalit girl was teased and beaten in Banaras Hindu University this afternoon leading to protests near here following which one of the accused was arrested.

Agitated over the incident, students gheroed the residence of the University Vice Chancellor.

VC Prof D P Singh has assured the students that strict action will be taken against the culprits.

The victim -- Sonia was coming out of BHU health centre with her friend Santosh Chandravesh this afternoon when Shailendra Shekhar, a former student of the university and Gulab Singh abused her and later even physically assaulted her, officials said.

Sonia and Santosh received head injuries, they said.

Gulab Singh has been arrested while Shailendra is absconding, they said.


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