Youth rapes minor girl after blackmail, arrested in K’taka

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Youth rapes minor girl after blackmail, arrested in K’taka

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Police on Monday arrested a youth on charges of repeatedly raping a minor girl after threatening to make her private videos and photos viral on social media in Nelamanga town near Bengaluru.

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

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

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

Not able to take the torture the victim finally shared the trauma with her parents. Later, a complaint was filed with the Nelamangala town police station.

The police have registered the case under the provision of Sections 66 (E), 67 (A) of the IT Act, Sections 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 taken up the investigation.


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