Delhi Police Crime Branch (DPCB), who is handling the investigation of violence which took place on December 5 at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), has identified a woman who was allegedly involved when masked men and women barged into JNU hostels and assaulted the students and faculty, leaving many of them injured.
One of the videos of JNU violence went viral wherein a woman is seen holding a stick and threatening students along with two other men inside Sabarmati hostel.
As the police investigated, the woman is a student of Delhi University (DU), but has not named her yet. It is known that the woman is from Akhil Bharatiya Vidhya Parishad (ABVP) after her photos went viral on the internet.
As seen in photos and videos, the woman is wearing a check shirt and a blue scarf to cover her face.
Furthermore, the person who shot the video of the woman and other two men said, “She’s the girl who said that she is a JNU student, but she’s not. Go back!” And just after this, the woman and the two masked men started threatening the students.
As confirmed by an official, “The woman was identified through one of the videos of the violence. She lives in North Campus area. We approached her during the day but she was not at home and when we tried calling, her phone was switched off. Now, we will send her a legal notice and ask her to come for questioning.”
The police also said that once the questioning is done with the woman, the other two men will also be identified.
Earlier, DPCB named nine students, including, JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh, as suspects behind the violence at JNU. Other students were, Chunchun Kumar, Pankaj Mishra, Waskar Vijay, Sucheta Talukraj, Priya Ranjan, Dolan Sawant, Yogendra Bhardwaj and Vikas Patel. The police also alleged that the students were primarily associated with four Left-wing organisations, namely- Students Front of India (SFI), All India Students Federation (AISF), All India Students Association (AISA) and Democratic Students Federation (DSF).