Dalit Student Held Hostage and Subjected to Attempted Sexual Assault in BHU Hostel (The Mooknayak)

The incident occurred just months after a doctor was sexually assaulted after being lured into a hostel room

By Satya Prakash Bharti

Lucknow: A case of a Dalit student being held hostage and stripped naked has come to light in the hostel of Banaras Hindu University (BHU). It is alleged that the accused students also beat up the Dalit student in a closed room.

The student has filed a written complaint at the police station regarding this matter. He states that if action is not taken, he will leave the BHU campus. The police have assured that they will investigate the matter and take appropriate action.

The incident took place in Rajaram Hostel of BHU. The victim is enrolled in the MA course in Sociology.

The student stated to The Mooknayak, “I am a student of MA Sociology. I hail from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. On Sunday night, around 02:45 a.m., there was a sudden power outage in one lobby of Rajaram Hostel, while the other lobby had electricity. I was studying in my room when suddenly the room plunged into darkness. Upon investigation, I found that the MCB had tripped. As I bent down to reset it, a student from the MPIMIR course grabbed me from behind.”

This story was originally published in en.themooknayak.com. Read the full story here.

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