Banaras Hindu University Male Student Gang-raped By 5 Male Students. Awaits justice

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A 19-year-old student has been gangraped in the campus of Banaras Hindu University 12 days ago.

According to reports, Animesh (name changed), went to the Microbiology Department of Sri Sunderlal Hospital in the university campus to collect some medical reports pertaining to his sister-in-law who was then admitted in the hospital, when he was stopped on the way by five men.

In his complaint to the police, the first year MA Hindi student alleged that he was forced to drink liquor and raged into a car stationed nearby, which carried a department logo of the university.

The five men reportedly took turns raping Animesh in the moving car, and after the ordeal, he was dumped in the open grounds close to the agricultural department in the university.
The car was not stopped by patrolling vehicle of the proctorial board nor the security staff as it drove around within the campus varsity for the longest time.

After being thrown out of the car, Animesh called 100 immediately, but the police took four days to reach him.

Animesh was forced to go through a second medical examination after the incident, despite the doctors confirming rape in the first test.

His family and friends have alleged that the university administration and police were trying to hush up the matter.
Claiming that her son’s mental condition has deteriorated, Animesh’s mother pleaded, “Somebody please stop my son from committing suicide.”

The vice-chancellor of BHU refuses to take phone calls. The police, on its part, claims to be taking action, which is not evident on the ground.

Acknowledging the attack on the student, the Chief Proctor of BHU, Satyendra Kumar Singh, said, “We are aware of the incident. What can we do if the police is delaying the investigation? The vice-chancellor is out on a visit. We will constitute an inquiry committee when he comes back. The action would be taken based on the findings of the committee.”

In the meantime, Animesh’s mental condition deteriorated, as he was allegedly pressurised by the police and the BHU administration to hush up the matter.
The police called Animesh’s relatives from Ballia to Varanasi on Sunday. His postmaster father is running from pillar to post to get justice for his son. He has so far found the support of only a handful of Animesh’s friends.
“There is a constant pressure on Animesh to take back the case. The incident proves no student is safe in the BHU campus,” allegeed BHU student leader Mrityunjaya.

Meanwhile, a dumbfounded Animesh is at a loss for words, his blank eyes constantly staring at nothing.



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