All India Students Association (AISA) head at Delhi University on Thursday alleged that she was manhandled by several male students at Satyawati College during a programme on women’s safety.

Kawalpreet Kaur, the AISA chief, alleged that the group from Satyawati, consisting of BJP youth wing ABVP members tried to sabotage her speech on Thursday by raising slogans against her and her group.

They threw her phone away when she tried to capture the attack on a camera, Kaur said.

“When the talk was about to get over, many Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad members gathered in the auditorium and started disrupting the event.

“They manhandled the professors and were after me and when police came to rescue me they asked them — Where are you taking her? We will take her life,” Kaur was quoted in her message on Whatsapp groups as saying.

The ABVP is one of the political opponents of AISA, the student wing of the Communist Party of India Liberation.

One of the eyewitnesses said it began with hooting during her speech. “A group of students started hooting and howling during the speech but teachers brushed it off saying students do such things.

“Soon after, some 15-20 people came inside and started raising slogans against Kawalpreet…

“When she was being taken away by the police, one of them even said we will take her life,” the eyewitness told IANS on condition of anonymity.