Police detained two IIT-Guwahati students for allegedly molesting three girls from Gauhati University during the premier tech institution’s annual festival, named Alcheringa.
The incident happened on February 3, but the university students filed a police complaint on Tuesday.
“In their complaint, the girls alleged that the two accused IIT-Guwahati students had spiked their drinks before committing the crime. We picked up the duo from the IIT campus on Tuesday night,” a police officer said.
“The duo offered help and gave us drinks that made us dizzy. I tried to resist when they got into the act but lost my consciousness soon.”
The girls have undergone medical tests and police are waiting for the reports.
Police declined to disclose the names of the accused as their involvement in the alleged incident was yet to be established.
One of the girls said the incident occurred after 10.30pm on February 3.
“We were trying to get accommodation on the IIT campus to spend the night as guests because it was too late to return to the university across the (Brahmaputra) river. The duo offered help and gave us drinks that made us dizzy. I tried to resist when they got into the act but lost my consciousness soon,” she said.
Police are trying to find out what made the girls decide to spend the night on the IIT campus when radio and app-based cabs are available through the night in the city and on the outskirts.
The distance between the two institutions is less than 10km.