Forensic examination has ruled out the presence of semen in the exhibit submitted by a college student who had alleged that a semen-filled balloon was thrown at her ahead of the Hindu festival of Holi, NDTV has reported.
In February this year, a girl from Lady Sri Ram College of the Delhi University (DU) had narrated an incident on Instagram claiming that she and her friend were hit with semen filled balloons in Delhi's Amar Colony market.
“The balloons that were thrown at us had some kind of gooey material coming out of them. When we looked at the position from where the balloons were thrown, I saw a girl standing there…We need to change the mindset of people who say that throwing balloons at someone is merely a mark of celebrating Holi. It is very inappropriate,” said one of the girls who claimed to have been hit.
“It dried white on my black leggings, and the foreign smell clearly indicated that it wasn’t water. Of course, at that point in time, I didn’t guess what it really was. Not even close to what it really was. You see, nobody had thrown semen at me before yesterday,” the DU student had written in an Instagram post.
The post sparked outrage on social media and the authorities intervened. A police case was filed and samples sent for forensic examination.
The forensic report, which has not been made public, says that the balloons thrown at the women were filled with some coloured substance mixed with water.
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