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JGLS Sonepat students allegedly blackmailed, raped another Jindal student over 2-year-period

A female student from OP Jindal University in Sonipat has filed a criminal complaint of rape against three law students of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), which is part of the same university, DNA reported.

She alleged that since August 2013 one student had blackmailed her into having sexual intercourse with him because he would leak nude photographs of her if she complained to the authorities.

According to DNA she filed a police complaint on Saturday evening shortly after having made a complaint to the college’s sexual harassment committee, after the original alleged blackmailer allegedly forced her to have sex with two other male law students.

In an emailed statement, the university said:

On 11 April 2015 morning (Saturday), a female student of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) complained to university authorities of a serious violation by several male students. Victim and her parents were given all emotional and psychological support by JGU.

Subsequently, an emergency meeting of the Sexual Harassment Committee and Student Disciplinary Committee was held. Based on available evidence and after conducting inquiry, the Committee recommended the expulsion of three students and suspension of two students.

The students have been asked to leave campus with immediate effect.

JGU has a zero tolerance for ragging, sexual harassment, use of narcotic drugs and physical Violence.

JGU is fully cooperating with the Sonipat District Police authorities with regard to investigation in this matter.

Registrar YSR Murthy told DNA that two other students also allegedly possessed the photographs:

The girl came to us in the morning and named five students in the complaint. The main accused was immediately brought in front of the administration and his mobile phone and laptop were confiscated to prevent further dissemination of the photographs. He was later expelled, and based on the complaint, four other students were suspended.

This is an extremely unfortunate incident and we will ensure that the culprits will get punished. We have told the girl student that she can rejoin the university and continue with her education whenever she wants. She was traumatised but we are sure she will fight back.

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