Man held for blackmailing 15-yr-old girl in Hauz Khas
New Delhi: A 25-year-old man was arrested for blackmailing a 15-year-old girl in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas. The accused had allegedly uploaded explicit photos and videos of the teen on the social media.
DCP (south) Vijay Kumar said the accused was arrested last week and has been sent to judicial custody. Initial probe revealed that the girl lived in the same neighbourhood as the accused. She said the accused had sexually assaulted her and recorded her explicit video and photos.
These were in turn being used by him to allegedly blackmail the girl, who studies in a private school. In her complaint, she told the police that the accused kept asking for sexual favours in return for deleting the content from his mobile phone.
She said the accused threatened her saying he would send her photos to her parents if she didn’t give in to his demands. As the threats continued for some time, the girl told the accused that she herself would tell her parents about the blackmail.
The accused then uploaded the content on social media using a fake profile. These were later seen by the girl’s parents, following which they approached the cops and filed a case.
Cops first got the content deleted from the social media sites and then recorded the girl’s statement where she told them that her neighbour had been blackmailing her. The accused was bought in for questioning and upon scanning his mobile phone and computer, cops recovered the explicit contents. The IP address of the account, which uploaded the photos, was traced to the accused following which he was arrested.
He was presented to a magistrate and sent into judicial custody. Police are now scanning the accused’s mobile phones and computer to create a data trail of where the photos and videos have been shared. The girl is undergoing counselling to overcome the trauma.