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A young man rapes a minor girl after blackmail, arrested in K’taka

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A young man rapes a minor girl after blackmail, arrested in K’taka

Bengaluru, Feb 5 (IANS) Karnataka police on Monday arrested a youth accused of repeatedly raping a minor girl after he threatened to make her private videos and photos go viral on social media in Nelamanga town, near bangalore.

The accused has been identified as Shivakumar Hosalli, 25, a resident of Chikkapet in Bangalore. According to the police, the accused introduced himself to the 16-year-old victim in Udupi in 2018 while she was attending a program organized by a Hindu organization.

Later, he got the victim’s mobile number and started chatting with her. In 2018, March the accused had arrived at the victim’s house and raped her. He had recorded the video and photos of the event.

The accused then repeatedly raped the victim for years threatening to publish the photos and videos. He also extorted Rs 85,000 from her. On January 30, the accused had threatened the victim to visit him. When she refused, he had sent the private photos to her paternal cousin’s mobile phone.

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Unable to bear the torture, the victim finally shared the trauma with her parents. Subsequently, a complaint was lodged at the Nelamangala city police station.

The police have registered the case under the provision of section 66 (E), 67 (A) of the IT Act, section 14, 15 and 6 of the Pocso Act and 354 (A), 354 (D ), 354 (C) , 376 (2) (N), 506, 507 and 384 of the IPC Act. The police have started an investigation.

— IANS

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