GUWAHATI: Two IIT-Guwahati students were arrested by the police for allegedly raping three students of Gauhati University by spiking their drinks.
Ajay Dey, an electronics engineering student hailing from Gwalior, and Kunal Kumbhakar, a student of civil engineering from Rajasthan, were picked up from the IIT campus on Tuesday night and arrested on Wednesday evening after medical examinations of the victims confirmed rape.
“Both the accused students were arrested and presented before a court. They are now in judicial custody,” Kamrup (rural) additional superintendent of police, Navneet Mahanta, told Express.
The alleged rape took place on the night of February 3 during “Alcheringa”, the annual cultural fest of IIT-Guwahati. However, one of the girls lodged a complaint with the police only on Tuesday.
“In her complaint, the girl alleged that the accused had spiked their drinks before committing the crime,” Mahanta said.
The complainant on Wednesday gave her statement before the additional chief judicial magistrate of Kamrup (rural) district.
“As it was late, we were looking for a rented accommodation in the IIT campus to spend the night. It was then that we were accosted by the duo who offered to help us. They offered us soft drink that was laced with sedatives and after having a sip, I felt dizzy. Then they got into the act. I tried to resist but lost my consciousness soon,” she told reporters.
It was learnt that one of the girls was an acquaintance of an accused. They had gone to the IIT campus at his invitation.
Ajay Dey is from Gwalior and Kumbhakar is from Rajasthan.