Minor boys held for raping girl, uploading video on internet


Jaipur: Three minor boys were arrested on the charge of raping a 12-year-old girl and uploading a video they made of the act on social media platforms in Jajpur district, police said Saturday.

The accused boys, who were in the age group of 14-17, and the victim live in the same village under Jenapur police station limits.

The police said that the boys allegedly raped her and video-recorded the act on a mobile a few days ago.

They then threatened her that they would post the video on social media if she disclosed the matter to anyone.

“Soon afterwards, the accused started blackmailing the girl using the video clip and threatened to make it public if she did not pay them Rs 20,000. When the victim refused, they posted the video on social media platforms which went viral,” said Umakanta Nayak, IIC of Jenapur police station.

Based on her father’s complaint, we registered a case under various sections of the IPC and POCSO Act against the three boys,” he said.

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