Man held for black­mail­ing 15-yr-old girl in Hauz Khas

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

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.

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