A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and blackmailed for months together using the video of the abuse by eight Muslim men in District Alwar, Rajasthan, police said today after registering a case months after the incident of violating the adolescent girl. After the latest extortion bid, they posted the video online while the victim and her parents finally went to the police station in the Kishangarh Bas town to file an FIR after the family learnt of her ordeal.
Sahil, Arbaaz, Javed, Taleem, Akram, Salman and Mustaqeem initially blackmailed the minor girl for of Rs 50,000, the police say, adding that they demanded another Rs 2.5 lakh recently.
One of the suspects, Sahil, already had some pictures of the minor girl in the nude. He had been threatening to make them public. He had called her on 31 December 2021 to a place near Gothra where all the eight men raped her and recorded a video, says the complaint. She was raped on 3 and 6 January again, the FIR says.
So far, Rajasthan Police have arrested none of the suspects. The case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and the Information Technology (IT) Act. "The father of the victim has alleged that his daughter was raped by eight men from the same village. The complaint has been taken and the FIR is also registered against the accused," said Amit Choudhary, the local police in-charge.
Jaipur MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore of the BJP said the case was "another failure" of the INC government of Rajasthan led by Ashok Gehlot.