Iranian student allegedly assaulted in JNU after India vs Pak match, names ABVP members in police complaint

Student politics erupted again at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) over a police complaint by the Iranian student

Student politics erupted once again at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), after an Iranian student alleged that he was roughed up by 10 people, including ABVP members, during celebrations after India’s victory over Pakistan in Sunday’s cricket match.

Countering the allegations, the ABVP said that its members were manhandled by some people who were not happy with India’s win in the match.

 The complaint by the Iranian student, who did not wish to be identified, said: “Vinay, a resident of room number one of Damodar Hotel’s D Block, was bursting crackers in gallery. When the guard intervened, he started arguing.”

“While I was observing the situation, one of them pushed me and Vinay punched me on the nose. It was a group of 10 people at least, including Vinay and another person Saurabh Sharma,” the student said in the complaint which was also forwarded to the senior warden and chief proctor. “The whole group was drunk,” he added.

He alleged that there were many complaints against the unruly behaviour of the student and requested the authorities to take appropriate action against him.

The Iranian national has filed a complaint with Vasant Kunj (North) Police Station, a senior police official said.

 ABVP member Saurabh Sharma, whose name was mentioned in the complaint, claimed that he was celebrating India’s victory against Pakistan in the cricket match yesterday when a few persons, some of whom maybe foreign nationals, not happy with the result, manhandled him.

Backing the Iranian student, the JNUSU accused “ABVP goons” of manhandling him. “ABVP’s chauvinism is again at work. ABVP goons manhandle, beat and threaten a student from Iran in the midnight in Damodar Hostel,” said the union.

–With PTI inputs