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Girl gets 'fate of Delhi gangrape' threat

PTI  Allahabad, January 19, 2013
First Published: 16:38 IST(19/1/2013) | Last Updated: 17:16 IST(19/1/2013)

A student of the Allahabad University allegedly sent an e-mail to a classmate he was infatuated with, threatening her that she will meet "the same fate as the victim of the Delhi gang-rape" if she spurned his advances, a varsity official today said.

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Chairperson of the University's Women's Advisory Board Ranjana Kakkar told reporters in Allahabad that a girl student approached her with a complaint about the offensive e-mail she had received a few days earlier.

"Needless to say, we are all shocked at the depravity that seems to have permeated among those privileged to have good education," Kakkar said, adding the identity of both students would not be revealed.

The girl in her complaint alleged that a classmate threatened her in the e-mail that she would "meet the same fate as the victim of the Delhi gang-rape" if she spurned his advances.

"We are mulling over meting out a punishment to the boy that sets an example and deters others from behaving with their female classmates in an improper manner," she said, adding that the boy student would be given a chance to "redeem" himself.

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