April 4, 2021

IIT-Guwahati student arrested for allegedly raping student

GUWAHATI: Guwahati Police on Saturday arrested a student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) for allegedly raping a student in the institute campus.

Police officials said the accused allegedly raped the student on March 28 night when a cultural event organized as a part of the Holi celebration was going on.

The arrested is a student of the department of Chemistry, who hails from Mumbai. Police also apprehended four other students of the institute for questioning in connection with the incident.

A case (53/21) under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Amingaon police outpost against the accused student.

According to a police official, the statement of the victim was recorded on Saturday.

The IITG authorities, in a statement, said the institute had conducted an internal inquiry into the incident and submitted a report on Friday.

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