The masked woman seen in the videos of the mob attack at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi last week appears to have been identified by the Delhi police. The woman, who is wearing a plaid shirt, a light blue scarf and a stick, is said to be a student from the University of Delhi, police sources said. She is one of the 49 people asked by the police for questioning.
Nine suspects, including injured union leader Aishe Ghosh, were named and identified on Friday based on viral social media posts and statements from security guards, security officials and students.
"I wasn't the one in a mask … I'm the one who was affected. I still have my blood-soaked clothes," said Ms. Ghosh on Friday evening.
Others who were notified are 37 people who were part of a WhatsApp group called "Unity Against Left", which is believed to have emerged during the escalation of violence on the JNU campus. Two others were involved in a spike operation on the India Today news channel.
The survey by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) begins today with different time windows for each individual. The police also said that female suspects did not have to present themselves to the criminal police, but were interviewed by female officers at a time and place of their choice.
On Friday, the Delhi police had released a series of photos – some of which did not seem to be very clear – in which they identified suspects in clashes over the increase in hostel fees on January 4 and 5 in the university's computer server room As members of the student union controlled by the left, the police released only a few details on Sunday evening about the attack of a masked rabble on students and teachers.
Leftist student groups and the ABVP have accused each other of violence.