Hyderabad: A 16-year-old teenage girl had to undergo emotional turmoil for months after three teenage accused who have raped and filmed the heinous act were blackmailing her.
The complaint filed by the girl ’s father stated the accused blackmailed the girl for months. One of the accused have been recently nabbed by the Police.
The 17-year-old accused arrested was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board on Saturday and remanded to the observation room. The Police charged the accused under Pocso Act.
The news of the girl’s MMS was already doing the localities round when the father learned about it.
The victim broke into tears and revealed the incident to her father when he forced her.
The victim revealed that one of the arrested accused along with his neighbor had befriended her.
The duo later took the girl to the terrace and raped her. They even filmed the crime and threatened to make the video viral on the internet if she dared to speak about the incident with anyone. The duo kept exploiting the victim since then.
The video was circulated by the accused and few other boys approached the girl with the same video and exploited her.
The Police played an important role in recording the victim’s statement after they convinced the father the victim’s statement recorded in front of the magistrate is enough to send the accused behind the bars.
Since the new laws pertaining to juveniles allow them to be treated strictly even in grievous crimes, the police are yet to decide whether the accused would be tried as an adult, Hans reported.