Bhadrak: The arrest of two youths from Kantabania area in Bhadrak district on Wednesday has revealed shocking details of sexual exploitation and blackmailing of two minor girls that took place over a period of six months.
After six months of the ordeal, the two minor girls finally managed to free themselves from the clutches of their exploiters and got them arrested with the help of Childline members and police.
The arrested youths were identified as Sheikh Babu and Sheikh Bhajji of Kantabania in the district. Police are now searching for other accused involved in the case.
According to sources, the accused duo had developed affairs with the minor girls hailing from Gujidarada area of Bhadrak. The accused duo took the girls to a guesthouse where they had sex with them.
The accused duo clandestinely recorded their intimate moments with the girls and started blackmailing them and repeatedly raped them. The accused duo also forced the minor girls to have sex with their friends on several occasions and threatened to upload the video on social media if they refused to do so.
Initially, the victims were mum fearing social stigma. Later, they fed up with the torture and mustered courage and narrated their ordeal to the Childline officials.
The Childline members counselled the minor duo and subsequently registered two separate cases with Bhadrak Town police. Later, a trap was laid to nab the accused.
As per the plan, the Childline members and the police called the accused duo through the victims at RMC Market Complex. When they reached there, the police nabbed them.
The medical examination of the accused was conducted Wednesday and they were produced in a court.
On the other hand, the police praised the courageous act of the girls. A detailed probe has been launched into the matter and efforts are on to nab other accused involved in the case, the police said.