Rajasthan: NCW to probe Banasthali rape cases
Police have also formed a five-member special team to investigate the matter.
Jaipur: The National Commission for Women (NCW) will probe the alleged cover up of two rape cases in Banasthali Vidyapith that triggered student unrest, even as police formed a special team to investigate the incidents but remained clueless about victims' identity.
Police on Saturday said a hostel warden arrested in connection with the incident on Friday was released on bail few hours later, while ambulance driver Nehru, nabbed for allegedly molesting a girl, is being interrogated.
A five-member special team comprising three Deputy SPs and two Sub Inspectors has been formed to probe the matter, said Additional SP, Prem Singh.
"The students alleged that two girls were raped in the campus last month but the victims are anonymous," he added.
NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma said on Saturday that a team of the commission will visit the campus on Monday to start its course of investigation.
"I am speaking to the DGP and the Chief Secretary and will send a three-member team to Banasthali on Monday. There may be irregularities and we will look into every aspect," she said.
Condemning the alleged incidents, BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad and CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Saturday demanded a thorough probe in the matter.
Over a thousand girl students had laid a siege on Thursday night accusing the management of covering up two rape cases in the university. They also took out a protest march in Banasthali against the management on Friday.
Hostel warden Lalita was arrested on Friday for locking up two girls in a room on Thursday night after they demanded thorough probe into the alleged rapes.
Additional SP said, "The complaint, which the students gave to us, has no name of the victim. We spoke to few girls, but things are not very clear."
BJP MLA Ravishankar on Friday told reporters, "It is very unfortunate and the matter should be investigated properly." Karat, who was in Udaipur, also demanded a fair probe in the matter.
Banasthali Vidyapith is a high-profile fully residential women's deemed university.
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