Machavaram Guy Extorts Money From Girl By Blackmailing Her With Intimate Pictures

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Amaravati: Vijayawada city police arrested a youth under POCSO Act, for blackmailing a young woman, raping and threatening her. The victim had been subjected to harassment for three years and told her parents on Friday last. They in turn, informed the Vijayawada police commissioner who ordered Machavaram police officials to lodge an FIR in the matter. The criminal was arrested on the same day.

A youth belonging to Machavaram in Vijayawada got familiar with the victim at a birthday party in 2017. He developed intimacy with her over a period of time and took many videos and photos of their intimate moments. The youth later left for Australia in search of livelihood.He shared intimate pictures of his and the victim with a friend of his.

The young man’s friend who was in possession of these videos and pictures started blackmailing the victim saying that he would upload this content on social media if she did not yield to his demands. Apart from sexually assaulting the victim, he also extorted an amount of close to Rs.3 lakhs from her. Vexed with his constant blackmailing techniques, the victim told her parents who approached the police. The cops registered a case and subsequently took the accused into custody. They also registered a case against the victim’s friend who went to Australia.

A TDP MP from Vijayawada is learnt to have exerted pressure on the police officials against registering a case in the matter and arresting the accused. However, police did not yield to the pressure and went ahead discharging their duties.

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