Hisar: MBA student moves SC against sexual assault on campus
Supreme Court of India.
An MBA student of Hissar-based Jindal Global University has moved the Supreme Court demanding a CBI probe, alleging she was raped by her seniors but local police was trying to protect the accused at the behest of a Haryana MP.
The petition was mentioned before a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Uday U Lalit, which agreed to hear it on May 25.
The 21-year old second-year student of integrated BBA/MBA course has alleged that her seniors took her nude photographs and forced her to get into physical relationship with many of them. As per her petition, she was repeatedly raped on the campus and outside by three seniors, who had threatened to circulate the pictures in public.
The petition claimed that the police were destroying electronic evidence like laptops and mobile phones through which photographs were shared by the accused with other students through whatsApp. The Station House Officer, who had registered the FIR into the matter, was transferred under political pressure the very next day, it added.
“The state authorities have behaved in an extremely causal, lackadaisical, unprofessional and biased manner leading to valuable evidence being possibly destroyed by the accused persons due to the inability of the prosecution to properly protect and preserve the incriminating evidence,” stated the petition.
Contending that the girl’s fundamental right to live with human dignity was being violated, the petition said that a CBI inquiry was inevitable “because of shoddy, reckless, biased and mala fide investigation conducted by police”.
Source:: Indian Express