New Delhi: One person has been detained on Sunday, October 2, in connection with an alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl by eight men, who also extorted money from her and later circulated her video online.
The FIR was registered on September 29 against eight accused who allegedly gang-raped the minor thrice, police said.
Police managed to arrest one of the accused, Akram, in connection with the case. “He is being interrogated”, circle officer of Kishangarh Bas, Atul Agre told the news agency PTI.
Shedding light on the case, SHO of the police station Amit Kumar said the 17-year-old victim received a call from one Sahil on December 31, 2021, who told her that he had some objectionable pictures of her and he told her to meet him.
When she reached his place where he meant, the other accused – eight men from the same village raped her. They allegedly shot a video of her gang-rape as well.
Police said the girl was also raped twice after that on January 3 and April 6.
The father of the girl told police that the accused took Rs 50,000 from her in exchange for not circulating the videos.
NDTV reported that after their final attempt to get Rs 2.5 lakh (in addition to the Rs 50,000), they released the girl’s footage online. The family then went to the police.
The SHO said all the accused are residents of the same village. They have been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Information Technology Act.
Featured image: Representative image of Rajasthan Police. Photo: PTI
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