A police complaint was lodged against a man for allegedly raping a woman after blackmailing her in the Mangalpur area of Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The woman accused the man of secretly filming her while she was taking a bath, and later, using the video to blackmail her into a sexual relationship.
According to the Times of India, the accused allegedly recorded a video of the woman while she was taking a bath in May this year. He then went on to threaten that he would circulate the video on social media platforms if she did not have sex with him. When the woman tried to resist, the man threatened her with a gun at her, and then allegedly raped her.
The man has been identified as Rohit alias. He lives in the same area where the survivor lives with her in-laws at a village under Mangalpur police station in the Kanpur Dehat district. The woman’s husband works in a private firm in New Delhi.
The woman went on to inform her husband about the incident, who came back from New Delhi and filed a police complaint at the local police station. However, the local police did not take any action based on the complaint, reported Times Now.
Subsequently, the couple approached the court and file a case, following which the police lodged a complaint against the accused. In the complaint, the woman accused Rohit of blackmailing and raping her. As per the report, the police have begun their investigation into the matter.
The Inspector of Mangalpur Police Station, Amod Kumar Singh said, “On the instructions of the court, an FIR (First Information Report) has been lodged against Rohit and further investigations are underway in this regard.”
In October, a 22-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped by two men at gunpoint when she was alone at her residence in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh. As per the report, they took turns to rape her at gunpoint and left after threatening her to stay silent. However, the survivor told her mother about what had happened when the latter came back. A case was then registered against the accused men under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989. You can read more about the incident from here
Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.