JNU Student Attacked, Missing Since October 2017

Najeeb Ahmed was a first year M.Sc Biotech student of JNU, where he was attacked on the night of 14th October 2016, and subsequently went missing the next morning. Eyewitnesses saw him being assaulted by students they recognized as ABVP members, who alleged that he had attacked them first, unprovoked.They took him to the hostel warden, where he was pronounced guilty without due inquiry. He spoke to his mother at night and asked her to come see him as something was wrong, and remained in contact with her till next morning. When she arrived from Badaun, he was missing. Eyewitnesses have also alleged that they heard the attackers make communally charged derogatory comments. He left behind all his personal belongings. The case was initially being handled by the Delhi Police but has been transferred to the CBI recently.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident University
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident University perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0 :Vasant Kunj
Details of the FIR


Investigating agency CBI Victim's lawyer Colin Gonsalves
Role of police Unsatisfactory :The case has been transferred from Delhi Police as of now. The High Court stated that the Delhi Police had not carried out the investigation properly, as leads had gone nowhere, they did not share the details of the invest Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details TOI published unverified and false rumours about Najeeb's search history, claiming that he had searched about ISIS - a claim Delhi Police denied.
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Main Information
Date of incident: October 14, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Najeeb Ahmed
    Name of Perpetrator Ankit Kumar, Vikrant Kumar, Sunil
    State Delhi
    District/City New Delhi
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