A student of Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati (IIT-G) has been arrested on the charge of molesting his college mate and produced before a court in Kamrup district, which remanded him in judicial custody.
According to a police officer, the complainant, a resident of Gujarat, has claimed in her statement that the accused, a fellow student in the mechanical engineering department, molested her after spiking her drink at IIT-G hostel during Holi celebrations on March 29.
The woman said she fell unconscious after consuming the drink. Authorities at the institute, after finding out about the incident, took her to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, and the police were subsequently contacted, the officer said.
Based on the statement given by the woman, the accused was arrested on Saturday and produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Amingaon, which sent him to judicial custody.
A fact-finding committee, constituted by IIT-G to probe the matter, has also submitted its report, following which the premier institute, on its part, filed a police complaint, sources there said.
The woman is out of danger and recovering speedily, they added.