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Man sends sexually explicit pictures to minor girl and blackmails her; arrested

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 • Tamil Comments

A 20-year-old man was arrested by the Rachakonda police in Hyderabad for allegedly harassing a minor girl by sending her obscene pictures through a fake account on Instagram.

The accused, identified as Danaboina Shubham Yadav, was arrested by the Rachakonda Cyber Crime Police on July 6. An investigating official reportedly mentioned in a statement with a news agency, "On interrogation, he admitted to his guilt and confessed the crime. The accused stated that during his intermediate education victim's sister was his classmate and they became good friends. At that time, he took photos together on his mobile phone. A few days later, he started blackmailing her to send her nude pictures and videos by threatening to upload the photos taken together on social media platforms. Due to fear, she shared a video of her sister while changing her clothes through WhatsApp to him. Then he created a fake Instagram account on the name and he started sending blackmailing messages and screenshot pictures of that video to the victim's Instagram with an intention to extort money from her, if she failed to give money, he threatened to upload her video on social media platforms."

A case has been registered against the accused under Section 354 (D) and Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 12 of the POCSO Act and Section 66 (C) and 67 (A) of the IT ACT. Further investigation of the matter is currently underway.

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