Youth held for raping an engineering student

Vijayanagar Police have arrested a youth for raping and blackmailing an engineering student with her nude photos for money.

The suspect is identified as Rashi Chinnappa, a resident of Kuvempunagar, here. It is alleged that the accused was blackmailing a girl who is a student of a private engineering college and resides in a paying guest accommodation in the heart of the city.

According to police sources, the girl has lodged a complaint with Vijayanagar Police that “Rashi, a suspect is alleged to have befriended the girl about a month back. He then began pestering her to accept his proposal; however, the girl refused his proposal.

But he requested her to meet him for the last time and on her request the girl met him at a hotel in the city. It is alleged that the Rashi offered soft drink laced with sedatives and after drugging her he took the girl to a lodge and clicked her nude pictures, sources said.

The accused then is alleged to have blackmailed her by demanding Rs 1 lakh to delete the photos and threatened to upload the photos on social media if she failed to pay the amount.

A case has been registered against accused and investigations are on. –KK

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