Dalit worker alleges rape by IIMC official on campus

Soumya Shankar@shankarmya |16 March 2016

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) may be in the eye of another storm. A Dalit worker has alleged that she was raped by a clerk at India's premier journalism school.

The woman, who works as a contractual labourer at the IIMC, said she was raped by Sagar Rana, a lower-division clerk working there, on 15 August last year.

Rana apparently first called her to his house on the pretext of shopping for grocery for his grandmother. He then raped her, filmed her and threatened to put the video on the Internet, if she didn't keep mum, the complainant alleged.

That was not all. Rana raped her twice after this at his official accommodation on campus, she alleged. Once he even tried to etch his name on her wrist with a knife, she claimed.

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