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SC seeks response from Haryana on univ rape victim’s plea


New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response of Haryana government on a plea seeking handing over to CBI the investigation into the alleged rape of an MBA student of a private university in Hissar.

A vacation bench of Justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit also issued notice to the CBI and posted the matter for hearing on Wednesday, asking the Haryana police to file a status report on the investigation of the case.

It also asked the state police to place before it the original records of the case.

The Supreme Court had on May 20 agreed to urgently hear the plea of the 21-year old alleged victim, a student of Hissar-based Jindal Global University.

She had alleged that she was blackmailed by seniors who took her nude photographs and forced to her to get into physical relationship with them.

In a plea argued through senior advocate Indira Jaising, it was alleged that she was repeatedly raped on the campus and outside by three seniors who had threatened to circulate the pictures in public.

Jaising had submitted that the police were destroying electronic evidence like laptops and mobile phones through which photographs were shared by the accused with other students.

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