Komal Sharma, student of Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi (DU), who was recognised as one of the ‘masked woman’ in an image of the JNU violence has now registered a complaint in the National Commission for Women (NCW).

Komal Sharma, student of Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi (DU) was allegedly believed to be one of the masked women after her picture surfaced all over the Internet, along with Screenshots of her confessing to the crime, after one of the students of the University identified her. This is also followed a sting operation to affirmate Sharma’s crimes.

The DU student accused the news channel of falsely incriminating her during one of their sting operations, by attaching her name with the masked woman which appeared in an image of the JNU violence. Declaring the channel’s attempt as an attack on her dignity, she filed a complaint against the reporter and the director in the National Commission for Women (NCW). The Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad member said that the channel never approached her for any sort of clarification or confirmation about the same and hence, has requested the commission to look into this matter.

Siddharth Yadav, ABVP member, said,” Komal Sharma is not the masked woman she has not been identified by anybody, the media has been spreading news about her without any evidence.”

He further informed of Sharma writing a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and has herself proposed to participate in the investigation process. As, told by Yadav the NCW has issued letters to the media houses and the commissioner of police.

Sharma was allegedly recognized by the police as the woman having her face covered with a blue scarf, dressed in a checkered shirt and carrying a stick in her hand, in a video and image of the violence that spread on the JNU campus on 5th January. As per the police her mobile phone was switched off since Saturday.

Feature Image Credits: National Herald

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