ISLAMABAD: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Wednesday refuted reports of an alleged sexual assault of a student at its Islamabad campus.
News of the alleged rape of a female student made rounds on social media on Tuesday. According to the reports, a female student was sexually assaulted by a construction worker at the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP). The reports, which could not be verified until the filing of this story, also allege that the girl complained to the university administration but no action was taken. So far, no police report has been registered.
There has been a terrifying report about a sexual assault of a student on the premises of a campus at one of the biggest universities in #Islamabad.
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— nuwanda (@ManalKhan0) December 24, 2019
NUST, through its official Twitter account on Tuesday night, denied that any such incident had taken place and termed the reports “a desperate act of seeking attention” while also slamming “false rape allegations”.
“What kind of a person makes fabricated rape accusations?” reads the tweet by the university. “Let’s start with the thought-provoking fact that false rape allegations ruin lives, reputations and futures. Indeed, propagating such incorrect news is the most horrendous and shameless of acts.
What kind of a person makes fabricated rape accusations?
Let’s start with the thought-provoking fact that false rape allegations ruin lives, reputations and futures. Indeed, propagating such incorrect news is the most horrendous and shameless of acts. (1/4)
— NUST (@Official_NUST) December 24, 2019
“Recent tweets about the alleged rape of a student are nothing but a heinous attempt to defame this prestigious seat of learning, a desperate act of seeking attention, and a complete hoax.”
The university said that a “thorough” investigation has been carried out into the allegations. “The security and well-being of everyone on campus is an absolute priority for NUST management. The investigation revealed that no such incident has taken place.”
“Please rest assured that NUST is safe, and people have no reason to pay heed to this deceitful accusation,” the university added.