JNU attack: Masked woman wielding stick identified


NEW DELHI: The Delhi police have identified the masked woman, involved in the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on January 5.


The Special Investigation Team probing the violence has identified the woman wielding a stick and threatening students along with two other men inside Sabarmati hostel as a student of Delhi University. The police did not name her but gave sufficient indications that woman is from the BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad.

JNU had come under attack by a masked mob after a group of masked men and women barged into the university campus and hostels. They thrashed students and faculty members, following which nearly 34 people were admitted to the hospital.

India Today reported the police saying that the woman will be soon served a notice to join the Delhi Police probe. The development comes after India Today TV's special investigation team exposed the masked woman seen in one of the viral videos of the violence inside the JNU campus on January 5.

India Today's JNU Tapes Part 2 found that the woman is Komal Sharma, an ABVP activist and a student of Delhi University's Daulat Ram College.

Komal Sharma's identity was revealed by one of her seniors on Instagram. In the audio uploaded by this person, Komal Sharma is heard requesting her not to expose her identity as her photos have gone viral.

"Please do not tell anyone as my photos are going viral...please don't tell anyone that you had seen me," Komal Sharma is heard in the audiotape released by her senior.

Her identity was also revealed by Akshat Awasthi, a first-year JNU and an ABVP activist, who was caught on camera confessing to mobilising the mob during the JNU attack and even participating in it. India Today had exposed his role in detail in Part 1 of JNU tapes, the India Today report added.

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