22-yr-old student gang-raped, act filmed and blackmailed by seniors
Andhra Pradesh | June 30, 2018:
In yet another 'horrendous' case, a 22-year-old engineering student from Andhra Pradesh was allegedly gang-raped, filmed while being sexually assaulted and blackmailed by her seniors in February last year, the incident of which was reported to the police only recently.
In her complaint to the police, she said that two of her seniors, from a private engineering college in Andhra Pradesh, took her to a birthday party in February last year, where they spiked her drink and raped her. As they had filmed the act, they blackmailed her and continued to assault her, police said.
Both the software engineers passed out of the college this year. The police have charged them with gang-rape, and also under the IT Act for filming the act and using it to blackmail her. They are yet to be arrested.
The woman told the police that she had approached the management of her college in Agiripalli in Krishna district, but the officials did not inform the police. Instead they asked the men to delete the video and apologise to the girl, she alleged.
The college management said they took prompt action. They didn't report the matter to the police to protect the identity of the girl and the future of the students, an official explained.
However, after the purported mutual understanding negotiated by the college, the accused, Vamshi and Siva Reddy, in their early 20s, shared the video with their classmates and contacts, which translated into more trouble for the woman.
Two months ago, the girl was threatened by a third student, Praveen, who had a copy of the video. He allegedly demanded Rs. 10 lakh and sexual favours from her. The girl then approached the police and filed a complaint. Praveen was arrested, the other students will soon be arrested, police said.